5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte NC 28210 · (704) 553-1670 · 65.78% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Sharon Towers is one of a multitude of nursing home options to select from in Charlotte, North Carolina. This nursing home proved to be an A+ facility, which is the highest grade we offer. Not surprisingly, this proved to be radically superior to most of the facilities in the city. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be given multiple A+ category scores. Our short-term care ratings are vital for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This place is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. It provided approximately 50% more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country in this area with 58.9 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end profile, this nursing home also was given an excellent long-term care grade, with a grade of A. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to our next category, this facility received a highly favorable nursing rating. We gave it an A in this category, giving this facility straight A's. The nursing rating features a variety of subcategories. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 5.9 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. Furthermore, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the nation in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sharon Towers Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better