The Laurels of Chatham is a large nursing home located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. This nursing home proved to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. This place has some things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
The Laurels of Chatham
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category scores was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.31707 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only earned a D for its short-term care score, which is not a score to write home about. With our short-term care category, we strive to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. With a score this poor for this category, we weren't surprised to find this place was below average in many staffing areas we looked at. It supplied substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.7 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
Moving on to our last category, this nursing home really didn't perform well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this was this facility's poorest area. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable 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, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Laurels of Chatham, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Laurels of Chatham, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Laurels of Chatham, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Laurels of Chatham, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Laurels of Chatham, 3.01% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Laurels of Chatham, 87.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Laurels of Chatham, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Laurels of Chatham, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In The Laurels of Chatham, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Laurels of Chatham, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Laurels of Chatham, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Laurels of Chatham, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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