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. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 10 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. 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, short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Carolina Pines at Asheville
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 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.
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We were not able to award this facility any respectable grades. We wanted to point out that it received an F for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are crucial for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a grade this poor in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing figures we focus on. The nursing home provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.
Unfortunately, this facility earned an F for its inspection rating. This is a very important category. Grades in this range typically point to some red flags on the facility's inspection reports. With nursing homes that received this bad of an inspection score, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they caused a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
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Long-term Care Quality
In our next category, we gave this facility an F in the category of long-term care. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.99331 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Switching gears to our final category, this nursing home really did not fare well in this area either. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is about as terrible as it gets. The nursing score features a variety of factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. 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.
Carolina Pines at Asheville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 10.09% 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, 3.86% 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, 3.21% 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, 11.74% 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, 22.05% 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, 3.01% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carolina Pines at Asheville, 87.89% 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, 18.87% 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, 24.57% 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, 1.39 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, 24.57 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, 11.81 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, 72.58% 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
- 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-minus
Looking for more options? Asheville, North Carolina has 9 other nursing homes
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- Margaret R Pardee Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.24 miles away800 N Justice St Hendersonville North Carolina 28791Government - Local(828) 696-1000
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