Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Roanoke, Virginia. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end grade. Even with Roanoke offering 10 nursing homes available, this one managed to stand out as a superb selection. This place also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded a superb grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more meaningful for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave them one of our better scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 95.409836 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The fourth area we graded is nursing, where this facility was given a grade of B+. This topped off a very strong profile. Not many facilities earned a B+ or better in in each area we assessed. In computing our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 91.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Friendship Health and Rehab Center - South, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures 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, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This is 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, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Roanoke, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- 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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