Located in Lenoir, North Carolina, Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare is one of a mere three available facilities there. Our grading system was not kind to this facility, as we gave it an overall score of F. Lenoir received a city grade of C, so there are other options in the city worth considering. Although this nursing home was awarded a single reasonable category score for short-term care, which you can find more information about below.
Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our short-term care rating. In calculating these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. With facilities that received this bad of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 7 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility received an F for its long-term care grade. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 94.50172 percent of its patients, which is an above average total. To our surprise, this facility also keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
The next category we assessed is nursing. We gave it a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal score. Our nursing grade is primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility offered a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 2.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 88.16% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gateway Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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