Elkins Regional Convalescent Center is located in Elkins, West Virginia. This city has 14,591 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some decent scores. Based on our analysis, this place has some redeeming qualities. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was long-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Elkins Regional Convalescent Center
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility performed well in the area of long-term care. We awarded it a grade of A for that area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our short-term care rating. This is not a score to write home about. Short-term care grades are commonly used to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.
The next category we scored is nursing. We awarded this nursing home a D in nursing, leaving this as the facility's least impressive area. Nursing scores are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This place offered a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elkins Regional Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 15.77% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 7.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 17.63% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 15.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 100% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 14.34% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 18.37% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 18.37% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 21.85% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 84.31% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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