Hillsville Health & Rehab Center is a small nursing home located in Hillsville, Virginia. This is a very respectable facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Hillsville Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
222 Fulcher Street,
Hillsville VA 24343
84.16% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection scores are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received strong grades in the area of long-term care as well. Indeed, we awarded it one of our most elite scores in that category with a area of A-. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.70589 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. The nursing rating is based on several datapoints, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is not an impressive total. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility really didn't perform very well. With a very poor grade of F in that area, this is obviously this facility's weakest grade. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is typically a useful assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we learned that this facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillsville Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 91.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This metric 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
In Hillsville Health & Rehab Center, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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