Sanford Health & Rehabilitation is a large facility in Sanford, North Carolina. We gave this nursing home an extremely poor overall grade based on the data we assessed. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Sanford. The city has just one other nursing home. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Sanford Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Even though this nursing home's overall grade was abysmal, it didn't perform terribly in short-term care. We awarded it a B- for that category, which is a decent score. However, this was not enough to salvage its profile. Short-term care grades are generally used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Interestingly, this nursing home's abysmal overall score can't really be attributed to its government inspection reports. We awarded it a grade of C for inspections. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. To our surprise, this facility had several category J through K deficiencies, which are some of the worst possible deficiencies. These two categories indicate that inspectors found deficiencies which placed patient health or safety in imminent danger. We hope this facility is able to prevent these kinds of issues in the future.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development was the F this facility received in the category of long-term care. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Switching gears to the last area, this facility really didn't perform very well here either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is really as bad as it gets. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 13.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 4.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 0.33% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 3.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 20% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 8.39% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 14% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 14% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 9.78% 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 Sanford Health & Rehabilitation, 77.03% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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