Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr is an average-sized facility located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. With a rock bottom overall grade of F, this nursing home isn't high on our list. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is not a fit for any prospective resident. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Another area of concern is that CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Short-term Care Quality
Included in this facility's host of low-end scores was its F in the area of short-term care. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is considered to be a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
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This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. Our nursing score includes a variety of datapoints. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility really didn't perform well in this category either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 59.31559 percent of its residents. This is quite a bit lower than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 2.92% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 88.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Curis at Wilkesboro Transitional Care & Rehab Cntr, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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