Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of C. This place has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1510 Hebron Street,
Hendersonville NC 28739
40.26% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility earned a decent overall grade, its inspections score is notably better than its overall grade. Due to a strong inspection report this year, it received a strong score in that area with a grade of B+. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a B in this category, which happens to be one of our better. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 91.111115 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing score consists of several subcategories, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is far below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was short-term care, turned out to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. With its grade in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.01% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 87.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Hendersonville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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