Located in Waynesboro, Virginia, Summit Square is the lone facility located in this area. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. We simply can not say enough great things about this nursing home. This facility also received strong grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Waynesboro, Virginia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Waynesboro, Virginia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Waynesboro, Virginia Awards 2021
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One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat 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 nursing home also was given a fine short-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being this nursing home's second strongest category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. In determining these short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was superb in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Very few facilities fared better in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.674416 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we assessed was nursing. In that area, we gave this nursing home an above average grade of B. In calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Summit Square Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Summit Square, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Summit Square, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Summit Square, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Summit Square, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Summit Square, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Summit Square, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Summit Square, 91.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Summit Square, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Summit Square, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Summit Square, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Summit Square, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Summit Square, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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