The Oaks is located in the densely populated metropolitan area of Winston Salem, North Carolina. With an overall score of D, this is a well below average facility. Based on our assessment, this place likely isn't the best fit for most prospective residents. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this facility a good overall score, we actually gave it a strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B+. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with too many deficiencies flagged. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable grades. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is frequently a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. It doesn't look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Does this page answer your questions about The Oaks?
We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. The nursing score consists of many components, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, this facility did not fare very well in this category either. With a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as as uninspiring as it gets. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.80645 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable total. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Oaks Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Oaks, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Oaks, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Oaks, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Oaks, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Oaks, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Oaks, 2.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Oaks, 88.16% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Oaks, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Oaks, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Oaks, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Oaks, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Oaks, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Winston Salem, 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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- Miller Street Dialysis Center of Wake Forest University1.29 miles away120 Miller St Winston Salem North Carolina 27103CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 44 (336) 724-0468
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