Envoy of Whester is a small facility located in Winchester, Virginia. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end nursing home. At the end of the day, we'd struggle to recommend this facility. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Envoy of Whester
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this place a good overall score, we actually gave it a strong grade in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid nursing homes that have too many deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable category is short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this category. In crafting our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was long-term care, where this facility received a grade of C in this category. With our long-term care assessment, we assess the volume of services offered by a nursing home, as well as a few qualitative metrics. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.8024 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Switching gears to the next area, this nursing home really did not perform very well in this category either. With a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Envoy of Whester Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Envoy of Whester, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Envoy of Whester, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Envoy of Whester, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Envoy of Whester, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Envoy of Whester, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Envoy of Whester, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Envoy of Whester, 91.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Envoy of Whester, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Envoy of Whester, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Envoy of Whester, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Envoy of Whester, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Envoy of Whester, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Envoy of Whester, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Winchester, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Winchester, Virginia has 3 other nursing homes
- Winchester Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.72 miles away1840 Amherst St Winchester Virginia 22601Voluntary non-profit - Private(540) 536-8000
- Jefferson Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 17.68 miles away300 South Preston Street Ranson West Virginia 25438Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 728-1600
- Warren Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.29 miles away1000 North Shenandoah Ave Front Royal Virginia 22630Voluntary non-profit - Other(703) 636-0300
- Rutherford Crossing Dialysis1.9 miles away141 Market Street Winchester Virginia 22603Dialysis Stations: 13 (540) 665-5169
- Bio-Medical Applications of Virginia Inc2.78 miles away38 W. Jubal Early Drive Winchester Virginia 22601Dialysis Stations: 13 (540) 535-2254
- Winchester Dialysis3.4 miles away2301 Valor Dr Winchester Virginia 22601CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (540) 667-0227
- Fmc - Charles Town15.51 miles away179 East Burr Blvd Unit A Kearneysville West Virginia 25430Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 728-8775
- Front Royal Dialysis19 miles away1360 N Shenandoah Ave Front Royal Virginia 22630CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (540) 622-2413
- Fmc Eastern Panhandle19.51 miles away931 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg West Virginia 25401Dialysis Stations: 16 (304) 264-0333