Cortland Acres Nursing Home is in Thomas, West Virginia. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home is one of the 50 best nursing homes in West Virginia. In our view, this nursing home is a good fit for quite a few people. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Cortland Acres Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also received favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our stronger scores in that category, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.64029 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this facility also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next category we assessed was nursing. In that area, we awarded this facility a strong grade of B. In determining our nursing scores, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place West Virginia in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cortland Acres Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 92.53% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 13.15 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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