With an address in Highlands, North Carolina, Eckerd Living Center is the sole nursing home we were able to find there. This facility appears to be among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires high-end marks across the board. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. As you can see below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Eckerd Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with residents, in computing our grade in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Very few nursing homes received a better grade in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.46809 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B. Even though this proved to be its worst category grade, this is still a strong score. Short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 3.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eckerd Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eckerd Living Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eckerd Living Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which have sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eckerd Living Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eckerd Living Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eckerd Living Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eckerd Living Center, 2.92% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eckerd Living Center, 88.16% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eckerd Living Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eckerd Living Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Eckerd Living Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eckerd Living Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eckerd Living Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eckerd Living Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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