Jesse Helms Nursing Center is a small non-profit nursing home in Monroe, North Carolina. With an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very strong nursing home. In fact, we were so impressed with this facility that we rated it substantially ahead of most of the facilities in Monroe. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Jesse Helms Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded a strong grade of A in our short-term care category. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our higher grades in that category, with a score of B+. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 89.43662 percent of its residents. This is a bit lower than we expected but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final area we rated is this facility's poorest category. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would actually be a strength for most facilities. We gave it a strong grade of B for nursing. Our nursing rating is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Jesse Helms Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents which are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 2.92% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 88.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Jesse Helms Nursing Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Monroe, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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