Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a facility in Grayson, Kentucky, a city with a population of 14,535 people. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this looks like a middle of the road facility. Based on our assessment, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk 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
Additionally, we also wanted to note that this nursing home was awarded favorable long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of B+. This turned out to be the facility's second strongest score. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.03381 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a solid score in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a C. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. It does not appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next area we looked at was nursing. Sadly, it received an F in this category, which is a poor score. This is obviously a major concern. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, this place's nurse staffing levels were far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 90.04% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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