Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South is one of seven nursing homes there. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our best ratings. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. We also gave this nursing home impressive scores in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
5647 Starkey Road,
Roanoke VA 24018
95.33% estimated occupancy 1
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To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to point out the fact that this nursing home was given a superb score of A- in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. To have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home provides a decent amount of services from physical therapists and registered nurses based on our assessment. Finally, we considered the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in the nation with 66 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a fine long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being this facility's third strongest category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 95.364235 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Switching gears to our last category, this facility received an extremely favorable nursing score. We gave it a grade of B+ in that category, completing one of our better profiles. Our nursing score is based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home offers high levels of nursing care, with an average of 4 hours per resident daily. This is more nursing care than most nursing homes provide. Lastly, this facility also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is usually a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by offering better nursing care and a system of turning residents even once per day.
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, 8.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 13.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 4.13% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 91.75% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 16.97% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 23.72% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 75.36% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Roanoke, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 A
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