Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home in Raleigh, North Carolina. We gave this nursing home a B- overall, which is a decent score. This is comparable with the city grade in Raleigh, which is a B. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
3609 Bond Street,
Raleigh NC 27604
31.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this facility an A for its inspection grade. This score is far better than the facility's overall rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor 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 minor. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that category, which is one of our better scores. Our nursing score is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This place boasts a really impressive 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls resulting in serious injury, this place performed as well as any nursing home the country. Avoiding major falls is generally an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses and better safety protocols are employed.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its third most favorable category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a decent score. In our short-term care category, we attempt to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. This nursing home excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 32.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. We gave it an F in this category. Despite a few solid scores in other areas, this grade is nevertheless disappointing so we would like to to make sure you are aware. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a bad sign for resident care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed. While we determined this nursing home had an above average volume of nursing hours provided by aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccination rate to be somewhat slightly lower than we anticipated. It gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 78.35051 percent of its patients. This is a figure we would love to see this facility bring up. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 88.86% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.79% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.98 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Raleigh, 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-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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