Elizabeth Care Center is a small nursing home located in Elizabeth, West Virginia. It looks like this is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
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Elizabeth Care Center
- 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 - Limited Liability company
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Top Nursing Home in West Virginia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this place also earned first-rate government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in this category, with a grade of A-. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It does not appear that we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other accomplishments is its superb long-term care grade. It received one of our best grades in that area, with a grade of A-. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 95 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this category. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this category. Our short-term care ratings are likely more meaningful for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
The final category we assessed is nursing. This facility was given a grade of C for this area. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elizabeth Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elizabeth Care Center, 11.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabeth Care Center, 10.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabeth Care Center, 1.74% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabeth Care Center, 11.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabeth Care Center, 21.93% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabeth Care Center, 1.9% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabeth Care Center, 96.07% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabeth Care Center, 7.27% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabeth Care Center, 13.65% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Elizabeth Care Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabeth Care Center, 13.65% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabeth Care Center, 7.28% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.