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
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Carver Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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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.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an D. There are many criteria within this category. Many of the datapoints reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was given an F. Our short-term care scores are important for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place offers significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. The final item we considered in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.5 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a poor grade in this area also. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously very concerning. Nursing homes that don't score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 37.07386 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carver Living Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carver Living Center, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carver Living Center, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carver Living Center, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carver Living Center, 3.84% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carver Living Center, 88.29% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carver Living Center, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carver Living Center, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Carver Living Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carver Living Center, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carver Living Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carver Living Center, 73.13% 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 B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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- University of North Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.22 miles away101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514Government - State(919) 966-4141
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