Elizabeth Care Center is a small nursing home located in Elizabeth, West Virginia. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home is one of the 50 best nursing homes in West Virginia. At the end of the day, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. As you can find below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Elizabeth Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
495 Court Street,
Elizabeth WV 26143
81.94% estimated occupancy 1
Top Nursing Home in West Virginia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so favorably is that it was given a dominant long-term care grade. Indeed, long-term care is its second highest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 73.68421 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we expected. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. There are quite a few factors included in this category. Most of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B. This nursing home turned out to be relatively strong in each area we assessed. In our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elizabeth Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elizabeth Care Center, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabeth Care Center, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which had falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabeth Care Center, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabeth Care Center, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabeth Care Center, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabeth Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabeth Care Center, 92.53% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabeth Care Center, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabeth Care Center, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Elizabeth Care Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabeth Care Center, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabeth Care Center, 13.15 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elizabeth Care Center, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.