Dunbar Center is a nursing home in Dunbar, West Virginia, a city with a population of 9,962 people. With a bottom of the barrel overall grade of F, this facility didn't fare well in our assessment. Based on our analysis, this nursing home likely isn't a good fit for any prospective resident. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of C. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you it dodged the more serious classes of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next highest score was long-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this category, it still fared somewhat badly. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 97.82082 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's third highest category was short-term care. However, with a grade of D in this area, it still performed somewhat badly. In our short-term care assessment, we try to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this place provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.1 percent of its residents returning home.
Moving on to our fourth area, this facility didn't perform very well in this area either. With a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this is about as bad as it gets. Nursing ratings are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dunbar Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dunbar Center, 9.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dunbar Center, 5.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dunbar Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dunbar Center, 17.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dunbar Center, 24.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dunbar Center, 3.17% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dunbar Center, 93.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dunbar Center, 16.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dunbar Center, 18.95% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Dunbar Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dunbar Center, 18.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dunbar Center, 12.45 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dunbar Center, 73.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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