Carver Living Center is a very-large nursing home located in Durham, North Carolina. Our grading scheme was not kind to this facility, as we gave it an overall grade of F. Durham received a city grade of B-, so there are other options in the city worth considering. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection reports. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Carver Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a horrible overall score, we gave it an A- for our inspections score. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. Our inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out this facility's rock-bottom long-term care score where it received a lowly F. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 52.389076 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is several points below average. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
Does this page answer your questions about Carver Living Center?
Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its nursing grade. The nursing grade is based on a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care. It received an F for this category, which is a bottom of the barrel score. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is frequently a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. With its grade in this area, we weren't surprised to find that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the data we looked at. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carver Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carver Living Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carver Living Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carver Living Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carver Living Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carver Living Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carver Living Center, 2.92% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carver Living Center, 88.16% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carver Living Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carver Living Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Carver Living Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carver Living Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carver Living Center, 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 Carver Living Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Durham, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Durham, North Carolina has 10 other nursing homes
- Duke Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.4 miles away3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704Government - Local(919) 470-4000
- Central Regional HospitalPsychiatric 9.8 miles away300 Veazy Rd Butner North Carolina 27509Voluntary non-profit - Church(919) 764-2000
- University of North Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.22 miles away101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514Government - State(919) 966-4141
- Rex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.69 miles away4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607Government - State(919) 784-3100
- Freedom Lake Dialysis Center0.39 miles away4016 Freedom Lake Drive Durham North Carolina 27704CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (919) 471-1718
- Davita Durham Regional Dialysis0.43 miles away3901 N. Roxboro Street Ste. 108 Durham North Carolina 27704Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 471-2523
- West Pettigrew Dialysis Center3.29 miles away1507 W Pettigrew Street Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 24 (919) 286-4777
- Davita Downtown Durham Dialysis3.45 miles away1100 N. Miami Blvd Ste. 500a Durham North Carolina 27703Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 530-1571
- Durham Dialysis3.62 miles away201 Hood Street Durham North Carolina 27701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (919) 680-0002
- Durham West Dialysis4.18 miles away4307 Western Park Place Suite 8 Durham North Carolina 27705CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (919) 384-0712
- Davita Bull City Dialysis4.29 miles away1306 Morreene Road Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 15 (919) 381-4865
- Fmc Dialysis Services of Briggs Avenue5.21 miles away1209 South Briggs Avenue Durham North Carolina 27703CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (919) 598-9992