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Skyland Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Skyland Care Center's website

193 Asheville Highway,
Sylva NC 28779

(828) 586-8935

93.61% estimated occupancy 1

Skyland Care Center is the sole option we were able to find in Sylva, North Carolina. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires solid scores in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a strong facility overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B in this area. Our short-term care grade is generally used to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this facility a respectable grade in the area of long-term care, with a grade of B-. Long-term care ratings are based on a facility's volume of care. This includes a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.3007 percent of its patients, which is a very solid percentage. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the next area, this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in nursing, which is an acceptable rating. In computing a facility's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, our nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Skyland Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Skyland Care Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Skyland Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Skyland Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Skyland Care Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Skyland Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Skyland Care Center, 3.01% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Skyland Care Center, 87.89% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Skyland Care Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Skyland Care Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Skyland Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Skyland Care Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Skyland Care Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Skyland Care Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Harris Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.75 miles away68 Hospital Rd Sylva North Carolina 28779Proprietary(828) 586-7000
  • Swain County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.59 miles away45 Plateau Street Bryson City North Carolina 28713Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 488-2155
  • Angel Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.37 miles away120 Riverview St PO Box 1209 Franklin North Carolina 28734Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 524-8411
  • Haywood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.47 miles away262 Leroy George Drive Clyde North Carolina 28721Government - Hospital District or Authority(828) 456-7311

Nearby Dialysis

  • Sylva Dialysis Center0.32 miles away655 Asheville Highway Sylva North Carolina 28779Dialysis Stations: 16 (828) 586-3340
  • Cherokee Dialysis Center10.2 miles away53 Echota Church Road Cherokee North Carolina 28719Dialysis Stations: 20 (828) 497-6866
  • Total Renal Care of North Carolina LLC18.24 miles away80 Westgate Place Franklin North Carolina 28734Dialysis Stations: 9 (828) 369-1957
  • Davita Waynesville Dialysis Center19.08 miles away11 Park Terrace Drive Clyde North Carolina 28721Dialysis Stations: 19 (828) 627-2907