Carolina Pines at Asheville is an average-sized nursing home located in Asheville, North Carolina. This nursing home was given an overall rating of F. If you are not happy with this facility's relatively poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are six other nursing homes in Asheville. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Carolina Pines at Asheville
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Carolina Pines at Asheville has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
We really were not high on this facility's overall grade or its category grades. We gave it a D for inspections and that turned out to be its best grade. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. You should be most cautious when considering a facility that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. 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. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our long-term care score. This is not a very good score. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 93.0303 percent of its residents. This is a bit less than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Surprisingly, 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 most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was short-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of D. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Not surprisingly, we found that this facility offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average nursing home. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.1 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carolina Pines at Asheville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents which have had a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 3.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 88.29% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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