Located in Hickory, North Carolina, Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont is one of four available nursing homes in this city. With a terrible overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. Hickory received a city grade of B-, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. Finally, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so hopefully its performance improves in the coming year.
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Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Note: Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. Our nursing score consists of many factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This facility averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, this facility was awarded just a D in that category. Sadly, this wound up being its second best grade. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Based on its poor rating in this category, we weren't surprised to discover that this place offers substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics sunk this nursing home's short-term care score.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. For facilities with poor inspection scores, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular facility was assessed 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they caused a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home was given a very poor grade of F in that category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 92.22615 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be a bit below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 9.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 2.87% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 22.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 32.1% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 8.68% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 92.95% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 25.46% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 24.05% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 24.05% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 12.03% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 76.24% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Hickory, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Hickory, North Carolina has 3 other nursing homes
- Frye Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.94 miles away420 N Center St Hickory North Carolina 28601Proprietary(828) 322-6070
- Catawba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.03 miles away810 Fairgrove Church Rd Hickory North Carolina 28602Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 326-3809
- Caldwell Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.38 miles away321 Mulberry St Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 757-5100
- Carolinas Healthcare System-Blue RidgeAcute Care Hospitals 17.86 miles away2201 S Sterling St Morganton North Carolina 28655Proprietary(828) 580-5000
- Atrium Health LincolnAcute Care Hospitals 19.62 miles away433 Mcalister Rd Lincolnton North Carolina 28092Government - Hospital District or Authority(980) 212-2000
- Fmc Dialysis Services of Hickory2.45 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Ste 1103 Hickory North Carolina 28602CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (828) 324-9580
- Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.2.45 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Se Suite 2102 Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 5 (828) 304-0018
- Davita Catawba County Dialysis2.51 miles away1900 3rd Avenue Lane Se Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 10 (828) 304-0102
- Fresenius Medical Services of Catawba Valley7.04 miles away301 10th Street Nw Suite C 101 Conover North Carolina 28613CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (828) 464-3830
- Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.8.21 miles away3802 Startown Rd Newton North Carolina 28658Dialysis Stations: 15 (828) 465-2006
- Fresenius Medical Care of Alexander County13.5 miles away175 Commerce Drive Taylorsville North Carolina 28681Dialysis Stations: 13 (828) 632-3547
- Bma of Lenoir Inc15.35 miles away322 Mulberry Street Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (828) 754-5322