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 Jun 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
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This place fared well in the area of long-term care, where it received an A-. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 86.770424 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home actually earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few major dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better scores in that category with a B-. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. 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
This facility's next best area ended up being short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is typically a reliable assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we scored is nursing, proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. The nursing grade includes a handful of components, however, the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. With just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Central Continuing Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Central Continuing Care, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Central Continuing Care, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Central Continuing Care, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Central Continuing Care, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Central Continuing Care, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Central Continuing Care, 2.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Central Continuing Care, 88.16% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Central Continuing Care, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Central Continuing Care, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Central Continuing Care, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Central Continuing Care, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Central Continuing Care, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Central Continuing Care, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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