Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home in Jacksonville, North Carolina. With an overall grade of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. You could definitely 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 section.
Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1839 Onslow Drive Extension,
Jacksonville NC 28540
65.41% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's better category grades came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.22222 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 1.76 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than the majority of nursing homes since it had some more complex patients.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in some quality-focused statistics. Specifically, we look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest category is short-term care, which is the last category we scored. For this area, we awarded this facility a grade of D. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 44.2 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.06% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 88.86% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.79% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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