Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home located in Lincolnton, North Carolina. This nursing home was given an overall grade of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Lincolnton. The city has just one other nursing home. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's litany of low-end scores was its F in the category of short-term care. In computing these short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Based on its poor rating in this area, we were not shocked to find that this nursing home offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. The last metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.8 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development is the F this nursing home was given in the category of long-term care. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated only 47.540985 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Turning to our last category, this facility didn't fare very well in this area either. With a poor grade of F in nursing, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This facility averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 11.51% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 5.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 9.66% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 29.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 71.77% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 14.47% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 31.3% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 31.3% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15.58% of Patients
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 Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 60.4% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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