Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Asheville, North Carolina. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a decent rating. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its remarkable inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable grade in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home a better than average grade of B in that area. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 89.171974 percent of its residents, which is a bit less than we anticipated. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. We looked at the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth category, this facility didn't fare well. With a poor grade of F in short-term care, this was this facility's poorest grade. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents 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 poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 5.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 12.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 32.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 92.21% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 23.94% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 19.49% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 19.49% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 10.41% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 63.54% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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