Litchford Falls Healthcare is an average-sized nursing home located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road rating. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Raleigh, which is a B-. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next highest area we awarded this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers at least 50% more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes with 54.1 percent of its patients returning home. This is a better rate than most facilities.

Long-term Care Quality

C
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Historical

This nursing home's third most favorable category is its long-term care score, where it received a grade of C. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 94.57627 percent of its residents for pneumonia. The last statistic we looked at was the facility's hospitalization rate. Although it had 2.28 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was not too bad.

Nurse Quality

F
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Historical

This facility's worst area was nursing, which is the last category we scored. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area. Despite some solid grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless disappointing so we would like to to point it out. Nursing scores are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. To go along with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this facility also didn't fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This facility had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This could be a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are preventable with better nursing care. These statistics pulled down this nursing home's nursing grade significantly.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Litchford Falls Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
8.46%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
B-
3.73%
State
B
3.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
C
4.47%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
B
13.21%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
19.34%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
A-
0.36%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
B-
96.65%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Provider
B
14.56%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
18.06%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B
1.75
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Provider
B-
18.06
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
B
9.88
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Provider
B-
64.43%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital 4.4 mi
3400 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh North Carolina 27609
(919) 954-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Wakemed 7.27 mi
3000 New Bern Ave Raleigh North Carolina 27610
(919) 350-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Rex Hospital 7.84 mi
4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607
(919) 784-3100
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Wakemed 14.57 mi
1900 Kildare Farm Road Cary North Carolina 27518
(919) 350-2550
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Duke Regional Hospital 19.1 mi
3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704
(919) 470-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Central Regional Hospital 19.69 mi
300 Veazy Rd Butner North Carolina 27509
(919) 764-2000
Psychiatric
Voluntary non-profit - Church

Nearby Dialysis

Oak City Dialysis 2.51 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
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(919) 876-6827
Fresenius Medical Care Northern Wake 4.23 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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(919) 554-2359
Wake Forest Dialysis Center 5.27 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
11001 Ingleside Place Raleigh North Carolina 27614
(919) 556-0968
Fmc Wake Dialysis Clinic 5.29 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 40
3604 Bush Street Raleigh North Carolina 27609
(919) 876-7501
Fms Six Forks Dialysis Clinic 6.25 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
3411 West Millbrook Rd Raleigh North Carolina 27613
(919) 781-8974
Raleigh Dialysis Clinic Inc 6.56 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 43
3943 New Bern Ave, Suite 100 Raleigh North Carolina 27610
(919) 231-3146
Fresenius Medical Care Central Raleigh 7.29 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
802 Semart Drive Raleigh North Carolina 27604
(919) 832-2644
Fmc Eastern Wake 8.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
670 Granite Vista Drive Rolesville North Carolina 27571
(919) 554-1752