Cabell Health Care Center is an average-sized facility in Culloden, West Virginia. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade in this range requires some decent marks. Based on our ratings, there are definitely far worse facilities out there. The best part of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Cabell Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a strong long-term care score. In fact, we gave it one of our most favorable scores in this area with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.75324 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a score of D. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we rated is short-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. It received an F for this area, which is clearly a major disappointment. In computing our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is generally a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last item we considered in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.5 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cabell Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cabell Health Care Center, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cabell Health Care Center, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cabell Health Care Center, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cabell Health Care Center, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cabell Health Care Center, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cabell Health Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. High rates of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cabell Health Care Center, 92.53% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cabell Health Care Center, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cabell Health Care Center, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Cabell Health Care Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cabell Health Care Center, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cabell Health Care Center, 13.15 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cabell Health Care Center, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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