Greenbrier Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lewisburg, West Virginia. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. You could definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this place's profile is its stellar inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Greenbrier Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received high marks in the category of long-term care, with an impressive grade of A- in this area. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was short-term care, ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this facility a D in that category. This is one of just a few weak links on an otherwise strong profile. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Greenbrier Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 92.53% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 13.15 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Greenbrier Health Care Center, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.