The Fountains at the Albemarle is a senior living facility in Tarboro, North Carolina, which has 21,591 people. This nursing home is a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. This actually ended up being the highest graded facility in the city. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Fountains at the Albemarle
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Tarboro, North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Tarboro, North Carolina Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Tarboro, North Carolina Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious 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
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its elite short-term care score. It received one of our better grades in that category, with a score of A. In computing these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this facility also received a grade of B for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 80.26316 percent of its patients, which is slightly less than we anticipated. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next category we scored is nursing. We awarded this facility a solid grade in this category, with a grade of B-. While this was not as high as some of its other grades, it is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Fountains at the Albemarle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 3.01% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 87.89% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Fountains at the Albemarle, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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