Nc State Veterans Home-Black Mountain is a nursing home located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. This city has a population of 13,209 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this is undoubtedly a very good facility. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. This facility also received strong grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 100 Beds

CCRC :

Government - State

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to being an elite nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed this well in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides an incredible 4.2 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also fared well in several of the quality measures we assessed. For example, in terms of the percentage of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented with better nursing care and a policy of regularly turning patients to prevent bed sores.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B. Our short-term care grades are probably most important for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 33.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The last area we graded is long-term care, where this facility was given a B. This actually proved to be this nursing home's least impressive category. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their poorest score still outperforms most other nursing homes. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to offering elite levels of nursing care, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This figure is also much better than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.65 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
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

Nc State Veterans Home-Black Mountain Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B+
6.18%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
D
6.79%
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 sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
F
8.12%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A-
7.99%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
18.57%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B+
0.85%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Provider
B
14.99%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.

Provider
B
16.98%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
A+
0.65
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B
16.98
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
4.22
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
69.39%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Memorial Mission Hospital and Asheville Surgery Ce 10.3 mi
509 Biltmore Ave Asheville North Carolina 28801
(828) 213-1111
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Park Ridge Health 16.79 mi
100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville North Carolina 28792
(828) 684-8501
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mission Hospital Mcdowell 19.97 mi
430 Rankin Drive P O Box 730 Marion North Carolina 28752
(828) 659-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Asheville Kidney Center Inc 8.94 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 52
1600 Centrepark Dr Asheville North Carolina 28805
(828) 251-1224
Total Renal Care of North Carolina, LLC 10.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
10 Mcdowell Street Suite 110 Asheville North Carolina 28801
(828) 255-2839
Weaverville Dialysis 12.24 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
329 Merrimon Avenue Weaverville North Carolina 28787
(828) 658-1143
Mcdowell County Dialysis 19.85 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
100 Spaulding Road # 2 Marion North Carolina 28752
(828) 659-9790