Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health is a senior living facility in Romney, West Virginia, which has 6,464 people. This is a grade A facility, which is a dominant grade. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to point out the fact that this nursing home has earned nearly flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an A in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was elite in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.06542 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. We weighed the qualifications of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we scored, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a first-rate profile. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 9.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 5.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 17.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 24.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 3.17% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 93.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 16.15% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 18.95% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 1.62 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 the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hampshire Memorial Hospital Transitional Care at Valley Health, 18.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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