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Tsali Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Tsali Care Center's website

55 Echota Church Road,
Cherokee NC 28719

(828) 497-5048

75.83% estimated occupancy 1

Tsali Care Center is a nursing home located in Cherokee, North Carolina, which has a total of 8,048 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a good rating. You can certainly do worse than this facility. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Federal
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a far better grade for short-term care than its overall score. It received one of our highest scores in that category with a score of A-. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is frequently a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this facility an B. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

We would also like to draw your attention to this nursing home's strong inspection score. This nursing home earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. Inspection ratings are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, this facility received a category L deficiency, which was unexpected based on its inspection rating. These are the most concerning deficiencies. This category of deficiency indicates the government inspectors uncovered a widespread deficiency placing resident safety or health in immediate jeopardy. Even a single serious deficiency of this nature should be taken seriously. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we graded is long-term care. This nursing home was given a grade of B- in the category. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 93.44262 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Tsali Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Tsali Care Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Tsali Care Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Tsali Care Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Tsali Care Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Tsali Care Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Tsali Care Center, 3.01% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Tsali Care Center, 87.89% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Tsali Care Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Tsali Care Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Tsali Care Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Tsali Care Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Tsali Care Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Tsali Care Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Swain County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 5.5 miles away45 Plateau Street Bryson City North Carolina 28713Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 488-2155
  • Harris Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.27 miles away68 Hospital Rd Sylva North Carolina 28779Proprietary(828) 586-7000
  • Angel Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.61 miles away120 Riverview St PO Box 1209 Franklin North Carolina 28734Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 524-8411

Nearby Dialysis

  • Cherokee Dialysis Center0.19 miles away53 Echota Church Road Cherokee North Carolina 28719Dialysis Stations: 20 (828) 497-6866
  • Sylva Dialysis Center10.16 miles away655 Asheville Highway Sylva North Carolina 28779Dialysis Stations: 16 (828) 586-3340