Clay Health Care Center is a small nursing home located in Ivydale, West Virginia. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a solid choice for most people. This nursing home didn't fare well in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Clay Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
The next best area we gave this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a C. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this facility only earned a D for its long-term care score, which is well below average in this category. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 96.373055 percent of its patients, which is a very solid percentage. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
The last category we graded is nursing, which ended up being a weak spot for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for our nursing category. There are many subcategories included in this area. Most of these subcategories relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clay Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clay Health Care Center, 15.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clay Health Care Center, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clay Health Care Center, 7.33% 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 Clay Health Care Center, 15.91% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clay Health Care Center, 28.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clay Health Care Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clay Health Care Center, 97.32% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clay Health Care Center, 14.86% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clay Health Care Center, 22.06% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Clay Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clay Health Care Center, 22.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clay Health Care Center, 18.34% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Clay Health Care Center, 49.84% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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