Located in Lenoir, North Carolina, Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare is the sole facility located in the city. Our scoring scheme was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall grade of F. This nursing home didn't have much going for it. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
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Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a poor overall score, we also gave this nursing home weak grades in our categories. In fact, it received a D for its short-term care grade, which was its best grade. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. With its grade in this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Sadly, this facility's second best category was inspections, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. One of the more important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We recommend you scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a rock-bottom grade in our long-term care category. It received an F in this area. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.13376 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home didn't fare well in this category either. Due to a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is really as terrible as it gets. Our nursing grade is based on quite a few components, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 13.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 4.29% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 26.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 96.86% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 22.91% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 33.8% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 0.01 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
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 33.8% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 19.27% 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 measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 73.66% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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