Pruitthealth-Carolina Point is in Durham, North Carolina, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a lower end facility. Fortunately, this nursing home is one of 11 nursing homes in this city so if you aren't impressed, you should have better options. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Pruitthealth-Carolina Point has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we gave it a B- for inspections. This grade is more respectable than this facility's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this facility's more respectable category grades was in the category of short-term care. This turned out to be its second best category. In that category, we gave this facility a B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a reliable measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored is long-term care, proved to be this facility's worst area. We gave this facility a D in that category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means the nursing home did not perform well in our measures relating to resident care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 20.068026 percent of its patients. This is quite a bit less than average. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth-Carolina Point Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 3.01% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth-Carolina Point, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Durham, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Durham, North Carolina has 10 other nursing homes
- Duke Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.4 miles away3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704Government - Local(919) 470-4000
- University of North Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.88 miles away101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514Government - State(919) 966-4141
- Central Regional HospitalPsychiatric 16.46 miles away300 Veazy Rd Butner North Carolina 27509Voluntary non-profit - Church(919) 764-2000
- Rex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.95 miles away4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607Government - State(919) 784-3100
- Davita Bull City Dialysis2.5 miles away1306 Morreene Road Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 15 (919) 381-4865
- Durham West Dialysis3.35 miles away4307 Western Park Place Suite 8 Durham North Carolina 27705CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (919) 384-0712
- West Pettigrew Dialysis Center3.47 miles away1507 W Pettigrew Street Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 24 (919) 286-4777
- Durham Dialysis5.56 miles away201 Hood Street Durham North Carolina 27701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (919) 680-0002
- Southpoint Dialysis6.07 miles away415 W Nc Highway 54 Durham North Carolina 27713CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (919) 544-5536
- Davita Durham Regional Dialysis6.41 miles away3901 N. Roxboro Street Ste. 108 Durham North Carolina 27704Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 471-2523
- Fmc Dialysis Services of Briggs Avenue6.65 miles away1209 South Briggs Avenue Durham North Carolina 27703CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (919) 598-9992
- Freedom Lake Dialysis Center6.83 miles away4016 Freedom Lake Drive Durham North Carolina 27704CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (919) 471-1718