Located in South Boston, Virginia, South Boston Health and Rehab is one of a mere two facilities in this area. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. Based on our analysis, this nursing home likely isn't the best fit for most prospective residents. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
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South Boston Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a B- for long-term care. This is better than the nursing home's overall grade. Long-term care grades assess a nursing home's assistance with daily living instead of the highly skilled therapy and healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated only 90.645164 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
We awarded this nursing home a grade of C for our inspections category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in category J, K or L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to place patient health or safety in imminent harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. When computing our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category was short-term care, which is the final area we assessed. For this category, we gave this nursing home a D. In computing these short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. With a grade this poor in this category, we weren't shocked to find this nursing home was below average in two of the key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
South Boston Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 8.53% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who had falls which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 2.25% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients which experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 15.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 19.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 5.07% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 88.92% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 17.15% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 18.14% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 1.38 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 18.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 12.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In South Boston Health and Rehab, 74.96% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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