Preton Center is in Princeton, West Virginia. This city has a population of 30,435 people. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor facility. A score of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Princeton. The city has just one other nursing home. In spite of all this, this nursing home surprisingly performed well in our inspections category, which you can read more about below.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1924 Glen Wood Park Road,
Princeton WV 24740
110.74% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this facility overall, we awarded it a grade of A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall grade. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility's next best score was short-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still performed somewhat poorly. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Given its grade in this category, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home provided substantially fewer physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well in this area. In fact, we found that just 31.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. The nursing rating weighs many datapoints. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. Quantity of nursing care does not appear to be the problem here. Based on the data, it looks like this place provides an above average 4.1 hours per patient daily. This is more nursing care than most nursing homes provide. While it fared well in terms of nursing hours, this facility received poor scores in the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing grades. We looked at the percentage of patients experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in both of these metrics.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth category, we awarded this facility a grade of D for our long-term care category. This was the nursing home's least impressive category rating. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98.80478 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.35 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Preton Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Preton Center, 8.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Preton Center, 4.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Preton Center, 3.49% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Preton Center, 16.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Preton Center, 24.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Preton Center, 3.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Preton Center, 93.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Preton Center, 16.89% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Preton Center, 25.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Preton Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Preton Center, 25.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Preton Center, 12.15 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Preton Center, 72.36% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.