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Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation's website

100 Sunset Street,
Granite Falls NC 28630

(828) 396-2387

92.83% estimated occupancy 1

Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation is located in Granite Falls, North Carolina. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable scores. You can definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this place's profile is its stellar inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of A. This is a much better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not 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

Grade: A-minus

Another strength of this facility is its superb score in long-term care. We gave them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a score of A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's short-term care score is one of its poorest scores. Unfortunately, the facility was awarded an F in this area. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provided less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The final area we rated was nursing. It received a lowly F for this category, which is a bottom of the barrel score. This is certainly a significant disappointment. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who experienced falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 3.01% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 87.89% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Frye Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.48 miles away420 N Center St Hickory North Carolina 28601Proprietary(828) 322-6070
  • Caldwell Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.99 miles away321 Mulberry St Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 757-5100
  • Catawba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.84 miles away810 Fairgrove Church Rd Hickory North Carolina 28602Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 326-3809
  • Carolinas Healthcare System-Blue RidgeAcute Care Hospitals 13.07 miles away2201 S Sterling St Morganton North Carolina 28655Proprietary(828) 580-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma of Lenoir Inc8.96 miles away322 Mulberry Street Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (828) 754-5322
  • Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.9.25 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Se Suite 2102 Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 5 (828) 304-0018
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Hickory9.25 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Ste 1103 Hickory North Carolina 28602CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (828) 324-9580
  • Davita Catawba County Dialysis9.29 miles away1900 3rd Avenue Lane Se Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 10 (828) 304-0102
  • Fresenius Medical Services of Catawba Valley13.76 miles away301 10th Street Nw Suite C 101 Conover North Carolina 28613CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (828) 464-3830
  • Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.14.49 miles away3802 Startown Rd Newton North Carolina 28658Dialysis Stations: 15 (828) 465-2006
  • Bma of Burke County Inc15.33 miles away814 West Union St Morganton North Carolina 28655CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (828) 439-8489
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Alexander County16.33 miles away175 Commerce Drive Taylorsville North Carolina 28681Dialysis Stations: 13 (828) 632-3547