Friends Homes West is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Greensboro, North Carolina. This nursing home was given an overall grade of A+. As a matter of fact, this is the highest graded facility in the city. Based on our ratings, this facility is just about as as good as it gets. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which appear to be just as impressive as its overall grade.
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Friends Homes West
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Greensboro, North Carolina Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Greensboro, North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it received one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf resume, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that category. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient more often.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also received an excellent long-term care score, with an A. This completed an elite profile. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friends Homes West Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friends Homes West, 14.81% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friends Homes West, 7.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friends Homes West, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friends Homes West, 15.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friends Homes West, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friends Homes West, 7.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friends Homes West, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friends Homes West, 22.5% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friends Homes West, 29.22% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friends Homes West, 29.22% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friends Homes West, 0% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friends Homes West, 86.68% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Greensboro, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of F
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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