Carolina Rehab Center of Burke is one of just a few available facilities in Connellys Springs, North Carolina. This proved to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. You could certainly do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Carolina Rehab Center of Burke
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was given positive short-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our more impressive grades in this category, with a B. This proved to be the nursing home's second strongest score. Short-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This place averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Finally, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care, is this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that category. This was one of the few weak points in a strong report card. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carolina Rehab Center of Burke Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 2.92% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 88.16% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carolina Rehab Center of Burke, 11.94 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 Rehab Center of Burke, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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