Central Continuing Care is an average-sized nursing home in Mount Airy, North Carolina. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. At the end of the day, this facility should be a good fit for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this place received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Central Continuing Care
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- Assisted Living
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 Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Mount Airy, North Carolina Awards 2019
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's best grade came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.30686 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's better category grades was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. 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 nursing home's patients returned home.
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We also found that this nursing home has received favorable inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a B- in this category. This is better than many facilities in this category. We would argue that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
The last category we analyzed is nursing. We awarded this facility a grade of C in that area. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Central Continuing Care, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Central Continuing Care, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Central Continuing Care, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Central Continuing Care, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Central Continuing Care, 3.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Central Continuing Care, 88.29% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Central Continuing Care, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Central Continuing Care, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Central Continuing Care, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Central Continuing Care, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Central Continuing Care, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually 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, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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