With an address in Morganton, North Carolina, Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center is the only facility we were able to find in this city. With an overall rating of C, this is likely a solid facility. Based on our assessment, this nursing home should be a solid choice for most people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Morganton, North Carolina Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next best category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this category, which is a respectable grade. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the area of long-term care, with a grade of C. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.76161 percent of its residents. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This facility's worst category is nursing, which is the final area we scored. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category. Despite some respectable scores in other areas, this score is still disappointing so we wanted to make a note of it. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We 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.
Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which had a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 3.14% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 12.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 21.12% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 3.84% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 88.29% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 19.92% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 21.81% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 21.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 12.78 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace Heights Health & Rehab Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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