The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. With an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the better facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility also received very consistent scores in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 92 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 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+
Historical

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection score. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Among its many elite scores, this nursing home received first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A in this area. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. It doesn't appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This facility performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in the country in this area with 62.4 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

The third area we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home was given a favorable long-term care grade, with a B+ in the area. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.66071 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.09 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The final category we assessed is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Believe it or not, this is this facility's worst area. A nursing home is doing something right when their lowest grade still is better than most other facilities. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
B-
9.04%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Provider
C
4.46%
State
B
3.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B-
2.75%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B
13.64%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
D
35.26%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
C
5.07%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B
97.51%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B-
15.7%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Provider
B+
18.31%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
A
1.09
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B-
18.31
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
13.6
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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

Provider
B
69.35%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Watauga Medical Center 6.74 mi
336 Deerfield Road Boone North Carolina 28607
(828) 263-1211
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Charles a Cannon Jr Memorial Hospital 10.01 mi
434 Hospital Drive Linville North Carolina 28646
(828) 737-7000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Caldwell Memorial Hospital 17.46 mi
321 Mulberry St Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645
(828) 757-5100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other

Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Medical Care Watauga County 6.22 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
2640 Nc Hwy. 105 Boone North Carolina 28607
(828) 268-7502
Bma of Lenoir Inc 17.49 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 34
322 Mulberry Street Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645
(828) 754-5322