The Laurels of Chatham is a large nursing home located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. This nursing home was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. This place seems to have very little going for it. This facility's only redeeming feature is its inspection grade, which you can find additional information about below.
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The Laurels of Chatham
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home highly overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in that category. Sadly, this proved to be one of its best areas. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.789345 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care grade. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. With a grade in this range for this area, we weren't surprised to discover this place was well below average in the two key staffing areas we assess. In fact, it supplied substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.7 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in this area. The nursing rating assesses several subcategories, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Laurels of Chatham Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Laurels of Chatham, 17.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Chatham, 3.63% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Chatham, 1.49% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term patients which sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Chatham, 7.52% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Chatham, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Chatham, 1.06% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Chatham, 98.94% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Chatham, 21.11% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Chatham, 22.26% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In The Laurels of Chatham, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Chatham, 22.26% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Chatham, 6.97% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Laurels of Chatham, 78.45% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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