Located in South Hill, Virginia, Hundley Center is the sole option we identified in the city. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-rated facilities we looked at. A score in this range requires high-end marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category ratings, which are also strong.
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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive scores, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92.85714 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a few points lower than we expected but still a respectable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this category. Our short-term care scores are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Turning to the last category we looked at, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Inspection grades are based on data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hundley Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hundley Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hundley Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hundley Center, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hundley Center, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hundley Center, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hundley Center, 3.59% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hundley Center, 91.36% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hundley Center, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hundley Center, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Hundley Center, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hundley Center, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hundley Center, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hundley Center, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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