Cedars Healthcare Center is a senior living facility located in Charlottesville, Virginia, which has 112,588 people. This is a subpar nursing home, with an overall grade of D. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Charlottesville. The city has just three other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Cedars Healthcare 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
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it did receive a very good grade in the category of inspections. We awarded it a grade of B for that area, which is one of our better grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its second highest category grade in the area of long-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. For residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 93.27549 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we expected but still a decent figure. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing grades are largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was given a very poor grade in this area also. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is obviously a major disappointment. Our short-term care ratings are presumably most critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 8.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 15.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 19.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 5.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 88.92% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 17.15% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 18.14% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 18.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 12.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Healthcare Center, 74.96% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Charlottesville, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Charlottesville, Virginia has 3 other nursing homes
- University of Virginia Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.73 miles away1215 Lee Street Charlottesville Virginia 22908Government - State(800) 251-3627
- Martha Jefferson HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.7 miles away500 Martha Jefferson Drive Charlottesville Virginia 22911Voluntary non-profit - Private(434) 654-7000
- University of Virginia Hospital1.72 miles awayRenal Services 1416 University Ave 5th Floor Charlottesville Virginia 22908Dialysis Stations: 38 (434) 924-5959
- Davita - Charlottesville3.79 miles away1460 Pantops Mountain Pl Charlottesville Virginia 22911CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (434) 979-5997
- Charlottesville North Dialysis6.03 miles away1800 Timberwood Blvd Ste C Charlottesville Virginia 22911Dialysis Stations: 13 (434) 973-8555
- Uva Zion Crossroads Dialysis16.48 miles away75 Circle Pointe Dr Gordonsville Virginia 22942CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (434) 924-9009