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Friends Homes at Guilford

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Friends Homes at Guilford's website

925 New Garden Road,
Greensboro NC 27410

(336) 292-8187

93.75% estimated occupancy 1

Friends Homes at Guilford is a small non-profit facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sporting an overall score of A+, we deemed this facility to be the very best facility in Greensboro. An overall score in this range is a reliable indication of a high-end facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home would be a no brainer for just about anybody. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category scores, which appear to be just as strong as its overall grade.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To complement its impressive accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this facility a score of A for its long-term care score. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.163124 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also received a high-end short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this facility's third strongest category score. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A. Our short-term care scores are likely more important for those needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

The fourth area we scored is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded an A-. This completed a first-rate profile. Not many facilities received an A- or higher in all four categories. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Friends Homes at Guilford Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 3.01% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 87.89% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: C

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Friends Homes at Guilford, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Greensboro, NC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Greensboro, North Carolina has 9 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • High Point Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.44 miles away601 N Elm St High Point North Carolina 27261Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 878-6000
  • Novant Health Thomasville Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.34 miles away207 Old Lexington Rd Box 789 Thomasville North Carolina 27360Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 472-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma Northwest Greensboro Kidney Center2.78 miles away2837 Horsepen Creek Greensboro North Carolina 27410CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (336) 664-6869
  • Triad Dialysis Center4.21 miles away4370 Regency Drive High Point North Carolina 27265CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (336) 454-0076
  • Bma of Southwest Greensboro5.3 miles away5020 Mackay Road Jamestown North Carolina 27282CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (336) 854-7807
  • Biomedical Applications of North Carolina Inc6.18 miles away924 3rd Street Greensboro North Carolina 27405Dialysis Stations: 24 (336) 274-5969
  • Greensboro Kidney Center6.21 miles away2700 Henry Street Greensboro North Carolina 27405CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 56 (336) 375-1400
  • Bma of South Greensboro Inc7.81 miles away622 Industrial Avenue Greensboro North Carolina 27406CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 49 (336) 271-8178
  • Fresenius Medical Care - High Point8.92 miles away1320 Eastchester Drive High Point North Carolina 27265Dialysis Stations: 10 (252) 823-7046
  • Fmc of East Greensboro9.55 miles away3839 Burlington Road Greensboro North Carolina 27405CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 39 (336) 358-1233