Carol Woods is a small non-profit nursing home located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With an overall score of A+, this facility is without a doubt a first-rate nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percentile of all facilities nationally. Finally, this is a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this place an A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this place had a few 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 tells you 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.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place North Carolina in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a high-end short-term care score. This actually ended up being this nursing home's third strongest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is considered to be a solid assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last category, this facility also was given a very strong long-term care rating, with an A. This rounded out an elusive straight A profile. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carol Woods Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carol Woods, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carol Woods, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carol Woods, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carol Woods, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carol Woods, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carol Woods, 3.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carol Woods, 88.29% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carol Woods, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carol Woods, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carol Woods, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carol Woods, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carol Woods, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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