Located in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Central Continuing Care is one of a mere three facilities in the area. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. At the end of the day, this facility would be a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home did not fare well in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories is available below.
Central Continuing Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Mount Airy, North Carolina Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's best grade came in long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B+. It actually outperformed most facilities in this area. For patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 85.07462 percent of its residents. This is somewhat less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third most favorable category we gave this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Moving on to our fourth area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for nursing. This is the nursing home's worst category score. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses spend with patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Central Continuing Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Central Continuing Care, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Central Continuing Care, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced falls which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Central Continuing Care, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Central Continuing Care, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Central Continuing Care, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Central Continuing Care, 3.01% of Patients
This is the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Central Continuing Care, 87.89% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Central Continuing Care, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Central Continuing Care, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' health.
In Central Continuing Care, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Central Continuing Care, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Central Continuing Care, 11.81 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 a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Central Continuing Care, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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