With an address in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center is one of only two facilities there. Sporting an overall score of B-, this looks like a solid nursing home. This facility has a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
208 Mercer Road,
Elizabethtown NC 28337
71.91% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a positive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this category, which is one of our better. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home just a D for our short-term care score. This is not a score to write home about. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility really didn't perform very well. With a poor grade of F in nursing, this was its poorest category. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that had UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients which are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 3.01% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 87.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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