Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South is one of six available nursing homes in this city. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite grade. As far as we can see, this nursing home should be a no brainer for just about anybody. Finally, this ended up being a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf resume, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 93.4375 percent of its residents, which is slightly less than we anticipated. Finally, 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Not many facilities fared better in this category. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most meaningful for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home was given an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category, giving this facility straight A's. When calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 2.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 2.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have had falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 8.31% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients which sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 18.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 28.1% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 0.98% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 89.58% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 16.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 25.75% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 25.75% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 6.29% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 68.96% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Roanoke, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- 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 A
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