Harbor's Edge is a small non-profit facility in Norfolk, Virginia. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is among the most impressive facilities we looked at. We flat out can't say enough great things about this facility. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of faring well in its overall grade, this facility received high marks in our short-term care rating as well. It received our highest score in that category with an A+. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In addition, this facility also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with a score of A. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. The nursing grade features several datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is long-term care, where this facility was given an A. This topped off a very impressive report card. Very few facilities earned an A- or better in every category. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 91.304344 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harbor's Edge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harbor's Edge, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harbor's Edge, 2.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harbor's Edge, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harbor's Edge, 4.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harbor's Edge, 9.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harbor's Edge, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harbor's Edge, 92.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harbor's Edge, 13.33% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harbor's Edge, 23.63% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harbor's Edge, 23.63% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harbor's Edge, 15.04% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harbor's Edge, 71.94% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Norfolk, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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