Cortland Acres Nursing Home is in Thomas, West Virginia. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the 25 best nursing homes in West Virginia. We simply can't say enough good things about this nursing home. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It is hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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Cortland Acres Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually perfect. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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
We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a high-end score of A- in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.62825 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. There are quite a few factors within this grade. Many of the factors reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of B. Even though this was not as strong as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is still a fine grade. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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, 9.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 5.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 17.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 24.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 3.17% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 93.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 16.15% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 18.95% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 18.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 12.45 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cortland Acres Nursing Home, 73.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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