Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This city is among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation with has a total of 489,514 people. This is a quality nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. In fact, we ranked this facility as the third best nursing home in Raleigh. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall grade, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them 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 facility really excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Very few facilities performed better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B in this category. Short-term care grades are generally used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The final area we assessed was nursing. This nursing home received a favorable nursing rating this year, with a grade of C. Although this isn't quite as dominant as some of its other category grades, this remains a respectable score for this area. Nursing ratings are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 3.01% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 87.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 24.57 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 having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Raleigh, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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