Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center is a small nursing home located in Petersburg, Virginia. This is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection score. Inspections is its best category grade. In this area, we awarded this facility an A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is typically a reliable assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. Our nursing rating features a number of subcategories. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received a grade of C in this category. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for patients in need of more traditional assistance related to personal care. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 91.729324 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents 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.
Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 8.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More frequent bathing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 15.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 19.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 5.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 88.92% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 17.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 18.14% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 18.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 12.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dinwiddie Health and Rehab Center, 74.96% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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