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Harper Mills

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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100 Heartland Drive,
Beckley WV 25801

(304) 256-1650

80.04% estimated occupancy 1

Harper Mills is one of only three available nursing homes located in Beckley, West Virginia. This is a decent facility with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Beckley. In our view, this place is a solid choice for most people. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

It should also be noted that this facility's inspection grade outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for its inspections grade, which is a very solid score. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing scores are largely tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provided 4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Roughly one quarter of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. These are both impressive figures, which typically corresponds with quality care. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is generally a useful measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area with 50.8 percent of its residents returning home. For most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Turning to the next category, this nursing home was given a decent long-term care grade of C. For long-term care residents, the facility's 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 patients. In addition to offering solid levels of nurse staffing, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 96.14644 percent of its residents. This statistic is higher than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 1.96 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most facilities since it had some more complicated patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Harper Mills Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Harper Mills, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Harper Mills, 4.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Harper Mills, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Harper Mills, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Harper Mills, 24.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Harper Mills, 3.48% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Harper Mills, 93.84% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Harper Mills, 16.89% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Harper Mills, 25.82% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Harper Mills, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Harper Mills, 25.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Harper Mills, 12.15 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Harper Mills, 72.36% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Raleigh General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.44 miles away1710 Harper Road Beckley West Virginia 25801Proprietary(304) 256-4100
  • Beckley Arh HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.99 miles away306 Stanaford Road Beckley West Virginia 25801Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 255-3456
  • Plateau Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 13.02 miles away430 Main Street, West Oak Hill West Virginia 25901Proprietary(304) 469-8600
  • Summers County Arh HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.93 miles away115 Summers Hospital Road Hinton West Virginia 25951Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 466-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma - Beckley1.26 miles away1737 Harper Road Beckley West Virginia 25801Dialysis Stations: 20 (304) 252-9270
  • Mountaineer Dialysis2.23 miles away2958 Robert C Byrd Dr Beckley West Virginia 25801Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 252-9183
  • Fmc - Appalachian Dialysis2.43 miles away115 Solar Dr Beckley West Virginia 25801Dialysis Stations: 10 (304) 252-0004
  • Fmc - Oak Hill18.26 miles away185 Laurel Creek Rd Fayetteville West Virginia 25840Dialysis Stations: 12 (304) 574-0294

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