Located in Stuart, Virginia, Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection is the only nursing home we found in this city. Featuring an overall score of C, this appears to be a middle of the pack nursing home. You could certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its exemplary inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of A. This is a much better score than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a positive score in long-term care. This nursing home earned a B in this area, which turns out to be one of our higher grades. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 94.04517 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this facility only received a D for its short-term care rating, which is not an impressive grade. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services To offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. With its grade in this category, we weren't surprised to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Turning to our next category, this facility didn't perform very well. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is its poorest category. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This particular facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This statistic is well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 3.63% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 91.12% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Ridge Nursing Therapy Connection, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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 Nursing Therapy Connection, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.