Lenoir Health Care is an average-sized facility in Lenoir, North Carolina. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Lenoir. The city has just two other nursing homes. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Lenoir Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Our inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This nursing home had 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you that this facility dodged the more ominous categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care score. Short-term care grades are typically used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.8 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below the national average.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. Nursing scores are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed was long-term care. This facility was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.95105 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lenoir Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lenoir Health Care, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lenoir Health Care, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lenoir Health Care, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that have suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lenoir Health Care, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lenoir Health Care, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lenoir Health Care, 3.01% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lenoir Health Care, 87.89% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lenoir Health Care, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lenoir Health Care, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Lenoir Health Care, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lenoir Health Care, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lenoir Health Care, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lenoir Health Care, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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