Elderberry Health Care is an average-sized nursing home located in Marshall, North Carolina. With an overall grade of B-, this is a solid nursing home. This place has a few things going for it. The best part of this place's report card is its remarkable inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Elderberry Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A+. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also would like to point out that this facility was awarded strong long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with a B. This proved to be the nursing home's second best grade. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 92.9368 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B- in this category. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. It does not look like this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
The last area we scored was nursing, which was this nursing home's weakest area. It received an F for this area, which is clearly very concerning. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses are with residents as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This facility offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderberry Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderberry Health Care, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderberry Health Care, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderberry Health Care, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderberry Health Care, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderberry Health Care, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderberry Health Care, 2.92% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderberry Health Care, 88.16% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderberry Health Care, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderberry Health Care, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
In Elderberry Health Care, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderberry Health Care, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderberry Health Care, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderberry Health Care, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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