Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Asheville, North Carolina. We gave this nursing home a B- overall, which is a solid grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Asheville, which is a B. In spite of Asheville offering 10 nursing homes available, this facility turns out to be a perfectly acceptable option. The best part of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
25 Reynolds Mountain Boulevard,
Asheville NC 28804
84.7% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. Its inspection score was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a positive grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B in this category, which turns out to be one of our higher scores. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 91.78571 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is a few points less than we expected but still a decent percentage. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing grades are largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this area. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, we gave this facility a D in short-term care. This is the nursing home's worst category score. Of course, this grade pulled down the facility's overall grade a bit. Our short-term care scores are likely most important for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. It appears that this facility was below average in multiple staffing metrics we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 3.01% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 87.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks 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, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Asheville, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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-minus
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