Swift Creek Health Center is a small nursing home located in Cary, North Carolina. This facility is one of the most impressive facilities we found. In fact, it received the top rating. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Swift Creek Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. 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 an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be awarded multiple A+ category scores. In our short-term care grade, we endeavor to create a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. We analyzed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses were with patients, in calculating our grade in this category. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our next category, this facility also excelled in the long-term care category. We awarded it an A in this area. This completed truly elite profile. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Swift Creek Health Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Swift Creek Health Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Swift Creek Health Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.