Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community is a small non-profit nursing home in Asheville, North Carolina. With an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a superb nursing home. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the three highest graded facilities in Asheville. Finally, this is a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Asheville, North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Asheville, North Carolina Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Asheville, North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this facility earned nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it earned one of our best scores in that area with an A+. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, this nursing home was awarded a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A in that category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is frequently a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next category, this nursing home also performed well in the long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in this category. This completed truly elite profile. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. One of the data points we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.91892 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients that suffered a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 3.84% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 88.29% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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