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Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

499 Ferguson Road,
Elkins WV 26241

(304) 636-1008

Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare is an average-sized nursing home in Elkins, West Virginia. Sporting an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared this well in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also was given a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. Short-term care grades are often employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's third most favorable category turned out to be its long-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Long-term care grades assess a nursing home's personal care instead of the highly skilled nursing and medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable total. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we analyzed was nursing, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B-. While this is its lowest category grade, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. The nursing score includes numerous factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider some quality-focused metrics. We especially like to look at the percent of residents who experienced pressure ulcers and major falls. These metrics are measures of the quality of nursing care, since better care can reduce these issues.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 4.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 24.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 3.48% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 93.84% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 16.89% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 25.82% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: A

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Nella's Autumn Lake Healthcare, 25.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.