Located in Cherryville, North Carolina, Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation is the lone option we identified in this city. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some respectable marks. This facility has a few things working in its favor. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care rating is much more impressive than its overall grade. Due to a quality performance in this area, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a B. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the volume 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 against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a positive grade in our short-term care category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in that area. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a useful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our nursing score is based on a handful of factors, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Turning the last category of inspections, this ended up being this nursing home's weakest link. Inspection ratings are based on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. We gave this facility a grade of just D in this category, which is not a very good grade. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Generally, you should be more cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This particular nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we also want to point out that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines in recent years amounting to over $100,000. This generally indicates that a facility's poor performance spanned more than one year.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 3.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 88.29% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint 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 Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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