Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center is a nursing home in Black Mountain, North Carolina, a city with a population of 13,209 people. This turns out to be an A+ facility. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system takes first-rate scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home number 298 in the country. This puts it in the top two percent of all facilities. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
Best Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Black Mountain, North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for inspections. Inspection ratings are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing scores are largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a grade of of A+ for its long-term care grade. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.80732 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we looked at, this facility was awarded a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a straight A report card. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is frequently a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 3.01% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 87.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Black Mountain, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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