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Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill's website

1602 E Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill NC 27514

(919) 967-1418

79.9% estimated occupancy 1

Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill is a senior living facility in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The city has 91,595 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. This is far more impressive than its overall grade. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this facility's higher category grades came in the category of short-term care. This ended up being its second most favorable category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are probably more critical for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. There are a number of subcategories included in this grade. Most of the criteria reflect nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next area we rated is long-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's worst area. We gave it a lowly F for this area, which is clearly concerning. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 25.98425 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that experienced falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percent of long-term patients who have had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 2.92% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 88.16% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 19.43% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 26.81% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 11.94 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Signature Healthcare of Chapel Hill, 72.2% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Chapel Hill, NC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Chapel Hill, North Carolina has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • University of North Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.47 miles away101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514Government - State(919) 966-4141
  • Duke Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.44 miles away3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704Government - Local(919) 470-4000
  • WakemedAcute Care Hospitals 19.15 miles away1900 Kildare Farm Road Cary North Carolina 27518Voluntary non-profit - Private(919) 350-2550
  • Rex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.73 miles away4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607Government - State(919) 784-3100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Carolina Dialysis Carrboro4.13 miles away105 Renee Lynne Court Carrboro North Carolina 27510CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (919) 966-4359
  • Southpoint Dialysis5 miles away415 W Nc Highway 54 Durham North Carolina 27713CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (919) 544-5536
  • Davita Bull City Dialysis6.61 miles away1306 Morreene Road Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 15 (919) 381-4865
  • West Pettigrew Dialysis Center7.62 miles away1507 W Pettigrew Street Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 24 (919) 286-4777
  • Durham West Dialysis7.77 miles away4307 Western Park Place Suite 8 Durham North Carolina 27705CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (919) 384-0712
  • Fms South Durham Dialysis Center8.1 miles away3516 Tricenter Blvd Durham North Carolina 27713CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (919) 544-3451
  • Durham Dialysis8.58 miles away201 Hood Street Durham North Carolina 27701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (919) 680-0002
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Briggs Avenue8.87 miles away1209 South Briggs Avenue Durham North Carolina 27703CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (919) 598-9992