Deerfield Episcopal Retirement is a small non-profit nursing home located in Asheville, North Carolina. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the top facilities we assessed. Receiving an A+ in our rating system requires superb marks across the board. We could not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are impeccable. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable profile is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1617 Hendersonvelle Road,
Asheville NC 28803
78.22% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Nursing scores are mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 8.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by these figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also fared well in some of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility outpaced the national average.
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Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong assessment, this facility also was given an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This nursing home is above the national average in terms of both its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in North Carolina in this area with 56.4 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In our final category, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care rating. This topped off an elite profile. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the well above average volume of care provided by aids and other staff at this facility, we also were impressed by the facility's vaccination record. By way of example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.86363 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. This combination proved to be effective as this place keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 3.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 88.86% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 19.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed 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 erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 26.79% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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