Hillcrest Convalescent Center is located in the large metropolitan area of Durham, North Carolina. This facility has the distinction of being the top rated facility in North Carolina. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. This also is a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in all of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Hillcrest Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing scores are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home performed remarkably in our long-term care rating also. We gave them an elite score of A+ in this category. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.79518 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we rated was short-term care. We gave them another superb grade of A+ in this category. This rounded out a perfect report card of A+'s. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most important for individuals needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillcrest Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 2.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 1.2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 3.7% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that have had UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 1.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 8.43% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 2.53% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 97.47% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 9.46% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 31.17% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 31.17% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 8.98% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 74.87% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Durham, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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