Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab is in Buena Vista, Virginia. This city has a population of 8,807 people. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end score. This facility seems to have very little working in its favor. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection reports. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this place overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Our inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home received strong long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our more impressive grades in this area, with a B. This proved to be the nursing home's second highest grade. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 92.82297 percent of its patients. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we graded was short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of C in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services To have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
The final area we graded is nursing. This nursing home received an abysmal grade of F in this area. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this place's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 3.59% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 91.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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