Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is in Norfolk, Virginia. We gave this facility an overall grade of F. In our view, you'd be better off to steer clear of this facility. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our more favorable grades in that area with a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this nursing home received just a D in this category. Sadly, this proved to be its second best grade. In crafting these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. With a score this poor for this category, we were not surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in multiple staffing metrics we looked at. The nursing home provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.2 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. In computing our nursing scores, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. This nursing home was given a very poor grade of F in that area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit worried that this facility gave the vaccine to just 47.4026 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. 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 Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.59% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 91.36% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Norfolk, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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