Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large facility in Kinston, North Carolina. This facility was given an overall grade of B-, which is a decent grade. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Kinston. The best part of this place's profile was its remarkable inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Meal Delivery
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall score. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate 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
We also gave this nursing home a strong grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B in this area, which turns out to be one of our more favorable scores. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 87.81163 percent of its residents, which is a bit below what we expected. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is a rock bottom grade. This is obviously a significant disappointment. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most important for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. It looks like this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing metrics we focus on. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term patients who had UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.92% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 88.16% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.94 Percentage 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 Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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