Clay Health Care Center is a small nursing home located in Ivydale, West Virginia. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a solid choice for most people. We were also pleased to find that this facility didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Clay Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also earned A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this facility's list of strengths, it also was given a superb long-term care score. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.19005 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next highest category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is an acceptable grade. Short-term care scores are critical for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
The final area we assessed was nursing, in which this nursing home received a C. This actually was this nursing home's worst category. This is still nothing to be ashamed of. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this subcategory. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident even once per day.
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, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clay Health Care Center, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients that have sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clay Health Care Center, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clay Health Care Center, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clay Health Care Center, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clay Health Care Center, 4.5% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clay Health Care Center, 92.52% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clay Health Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clay Health Care Center, 25.29% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Clay Health Care Center, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clay Health Care Center, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Clay Health Care Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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