With an address in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation is one of just a couple available nursing homes in this city. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our assessment, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1075 Us Highway 17 South,
Elizabeth City NC 27909
76.41% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility an A for its inspection grade. This grade is far better than its overall grade. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is definitely a great sign for this facility.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our higher scores. Our short-term care ratings are vital for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in North Carolina in this area with 62.6 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at is long-term care, where this facility received a grade of C in this area. For patients looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home vaccinated 98.83382 percent of its patients, which is an above average total. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 2.07 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most facilities due to it having more complicated patients.
The last category we looked at was nursing. We gave it a lowly F in this category, which is a rock bottom score. This is clearly a significant concern. The nursing grade includes many data points, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. This place also had abysmal marks in some of the quality-based measures to go along with its low nursing hours. We looked at the percent of residents suffering pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This nursing home was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this metric. This is a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores could be avoided with better nursing care. This metric helped pull down this facility's nursing grade quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 3.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 88.86% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 19.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 26.79% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 11.98 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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