Located in Amherst, Virginia, Fairmont Crossing is the lone nursing home we were able to find in this area. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this looks like a decent facility. At the end of the day, this facility should be a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
173 Brockman Park Drive,
Amherst VA 24521
86.16% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A-. Our inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It does not look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- in that category. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 80.63584 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be a few points below what we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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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 D. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, we awarded this facility a D in the area of short-term care. This was the nursing home's least impressive category rating. Sadly, this score hurt the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. It looks like this place was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the staffing figures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fairmont Crossing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fairmont Crossing, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairmont Crossing, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairmont Crossing, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairmont Crossing, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairmont Crossing, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairmont Crossing, 3.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairmont Crossing, 91.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairmont Crossing, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairmont Crossing, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fairmont Crossing, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairmont Crossing, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures 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 physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairmont Crossing, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairmont Crossing, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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