The Virginian is one of only three facilities in Fairfax, Virginia. Sporting an overall score of A-, we deemed this facility to be the highest rated facility in Fairfax. Overall grades in this range are a good indication of a superb nursing home. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. Scroll down to see this facility's category scores, which are also strong. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
- 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
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of performing well overall, this facility earned an excellent short-term care rating. We gave it an impressive grade of A in that category. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more critical for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.40288 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The final area we graded was nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. Few facilities received a B+ or better in every single category. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Virginian Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Virginian, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Virginian, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Virginian, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Virginian, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Virginian, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Virginian, 3.63% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Virginian, 91.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Virginian, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Virginian, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In The Virginian, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Virginian, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Virginian, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Virginian, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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