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
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Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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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.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an D. When computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are with patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this nursing home an F in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most critical for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With its grade in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the figures we looked at. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents that returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.7 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care. This facility received a very poor grade of F in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care may not provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes offer. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 41.860462 percent of its patients. This is many points lower than the national average. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score 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, 13.51% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.86% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.95% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.87% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 58.43% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 5.26% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.39% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Thornton Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 78.32% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Norfolk, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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