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The Cardinal at North Hills

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+
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311 Garden at North Hills Street,
Raleigh NC 27609

(984) 465-7802

88.66% estimated occupancy 1

The Cardinal at North Hills is one of nine facilities in Raleigh, North Carolina. Featuring an overall score of A+, this nursing home is among the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its first-rate profile, this facility also was awarded a strong short-term care score, with a grade of A. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. One reason for this nursing home's favorable grade in this category is it offers more care from registered nurses than the typical facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home with 56.4 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home was awarded a high-end score of A in our long-term care area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to providing elite levels of nursing care and other staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This statistic is also far better than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be successful as this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

The last area we rated is nursing, where this facility received a grade of A-. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Few facilities earned an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Our nursing rating includes several components, however, the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provides an incredible 5.6 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Cardinal at North Hills Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 3.06% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 88.86% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 19.28% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 11.98 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In The Cardinal at North Hills, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Scores for Raleigh, NC

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

Looking for more options? Raleigh, North Carolina has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Duke Health Raleigh HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.99 miles away3400 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh North Carolina 27609Voluntary non-profit - Private(919) 954-3000
  • Rex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.18 miles away4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607Government - State(919) 784-3100
  • WakemedAcute Care Hospitals 4.26 miles away3000 New Bern Ave Raleigh North Carolina 27610Voluntary non-profit - Private(919) 350-8000
  • WakemedAcute Care Hospitals 10.58 miles away1900 Kildare Farm Road Cary North Carolina 27518Voluntary non-profit - Private(919) 350-2550
  • Duke Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.95 miles away3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704Government - Local(919) 470-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Wake Dialysis Clinic2.58 miles away3604 Bush Street Raleigh North Carolina 27609CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 40 (919) 876-7501
  • Fresenius Medical Care Central Raleigh3.16 miles away802 Semart Drive Raleigh North Carolina 27604CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (919) 832-2644
  • Oak City Dialysis3.59 miles away3645 Trust Drive Raleigh North Carolina 27616Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 876-6827
  • Raleigh Dialysis Clinic Inc4.36 miles away3943 New Bern Ave, Suite 100 Raleigh North Carolina 27610CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 43 (919) 231-3146
  • Fms Six Forks Dialysis Clinic4.48 miles away3411 West Millbrook Rd Raleigh North Carolina 27613CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (919) 781-8974
  • Fmc New Hope Dialysis6.53 miles away835 South New Hope Road Raleigh North Carolina 27610CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (919) 231-3700
  • Fmcna Southwest Wake Dialysis7.38 miles away320 Gideon Creek Way Raleigh North Carolina 27603CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (919) 771-1022
  • Fresenius Medical Care Northern Wake8.16 miles away2700 Leighton Ridge Drive Wake Forest North Carolina 27587Dialysis Stations: 16 (919) 554-2359

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