Nella's is a nursing home located in Elkins, West Virginia, which has 14,591 people. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a well below average nursing home. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Elkins. The city has just two other nursing homes. The best thing we can really say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B
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Historical

While this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it did receive a very good grade in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it a B for that category, which is one of our better grades. Inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility also was awarded a favorable long-term care score. In fact, we awarded them a B in that category, which happens to be one of our better. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. This nursing home was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a substantially better hospitalization rate than the average nursing home.

Nurse Quality

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Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. Nursing ratings are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided a meager 2.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is not a very impressive figure. In addition to its below average nursing hour totals, this nursing home earned poor scores in many of the quality-based measures we considered in computing our nursing scores. We found that more of this facility's patients sustained falls leading to major injury.

Short-term Care Quality

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Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This nursing home's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the final area we scored. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. Short-term care grades are generally used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes 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 statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
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

Nella's Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A+
2.34%
State
B-
8.71%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
4.03%
State
B-
4.27%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B
2.35%
State
B-
3.99%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
F
39.52%
State
B
14.02%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
A+
7.5%
State
B-
23.76%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Provider
A-
0.35%
State
B+
3.82%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.47%
State
B+
94.22%
National
B
92.02%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B+
12.65%
State
B-
16.77%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
D
9.7%
State
B+
19.92%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
B+
1.42
State
B
1.69
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
A
9.7
State
B-
19.92
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Davis Medical Center 1.7 mi
812 Gorman Avenue Elkins West Virginia 26241
(304) 636-3300
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Broaddus Hospital Association, Inc 17 mi
1 Healthcare Drive Mansfield Hill Philippi West Virginia 26416
(304) 457-1760
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Joseph's Hospital 19.3 mi
1 Amalia Drive Buckhannon West Virginia 26201
(304) 472-2000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc - Elkins 1.73 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
100 Main Street Elkins West Virginia 26241
(304) 636-6144
Fresenius Medical Care Upshur County 18.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 9
4 Northridge Drive Suite 116 Buckhannon West Virginia 26201
(304) 472-9167