Lexington Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lexington, North Carolina. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable scores. As far as we can see, this facility ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home did not excel in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories is available below.
Lexington Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of having a decent overall rating, we also wanted to point out that this facility earned favorable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that area, with a B+. This is a much better score than the facility's overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades was in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. It actually outpaced most facilities in this category. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing rating. We gave this facility a grade of D. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This number is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest category was long-term care, which is the last category we assessed. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a D. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to just 83.75 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lexington Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lexington Health Care Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lexington Health Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lexington Health Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lexington Health Care Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lexington Health Care Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lexington Health Care Center, 2.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lexington Health Care Center, 88.16% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lexington Health Care Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lexington Health Care Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Lexington Health Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lexington Health Care Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lexington Health Care Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lexington Health Care Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Lexington, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of F
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Lexington, North Carolina has 3 other nursing homes
- Lexington Memorial Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.79 miles away250 Hospital Drive PO Box 1817 Lexington North Carolina 27293Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 248-5161
- Novant Health Thomasville Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.6 miles away207 Old Lexington Rd Box 789 Thomasville North Carolina 27360Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 472-2000
- Novant Health Rowan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.12 miles away612 Mocksville Ave Salisbury North Carolina 28144Voluntary non-profit - Private(704) 210-5000
- High Point Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.44 miles away601 N Elm St High Point North Carolina 27261Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 878-6000
- Novant Health Forsyth Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.99 miles away3333 Silas Creek Parkway Winston Salem North Carolina 27103Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 718-5000
- Davie Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.12 miles away223 Hospital Street Mocksville North Carolina 27028Voluntary non-profit - Private(336) 751-8100
- Lexington Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University2.6 miles away233 Anna Lewis Drive Lexington North Carolina 27292CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (336) 248-6808
- Thomasville Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University10.1 miles away10 Laura Lane Thomasville North Carolina 27360CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (336) 472-4500
- Davita Spencer Dialysis12.52 miles away1287 N. Salisbury Avenue Spencer North Carolina 28159Dialysis Stations: 10 (704) 636-3545
- High Point Kidney Center of Wake Forest University14.54 miles away1900 Westchester Drive High Point North Carolina 27262CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (336) 889-9200
- North Randolph Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University16.6 miles away5948 Mendenhall Rd Ext High Point North Carolina 27263Dialysis Stations: 10 (336) 434-8910
- Dialysis Care of Rowan County Inc17.05 miles away111 Dorsett Drive Salisbury North Carolina 28144CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (704) 637-2107
- Miller Street Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University17.39 miles away120 Miller St Winston Salem North Carolina 27103CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 44 (336) 724-0468
- Fresenius Medical Care - High Point18.78 miles away1320 Eastchester Drive High Point North Carolina 27265Dialysis Stations: 10 (252) 823-7046