Located in Hickory, North Carolina, Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont is one of four available nursing homes in this city. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range generally suggests a few red flags. Hickory received a city grade of B-, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this facility a good overall grade, we did give it a relatively strong grade in the category of inspections, where it received a B. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is its short-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is more often than not a fair assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care, in which this nursing home received an abysmal grade here as well. It received an F for this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes offer. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated only 87.73946 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. 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, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 2.92% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 88.16% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brian Center Health & Rehab Hickory Viewmont, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Hickory, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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