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 good option. This facility truly has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
This facility received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave it an A+ in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency 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 favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category was short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The final area we analyzed is nursing. We awarded this facility a grade of C in that category. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
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, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 2.92% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 88.16% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elizabethtown Healthcare & Rehab Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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