With an address in Chester, Virginia, Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge is the only nursing home we found there. With an overall score of B, this facility is a very good option. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. In our short-term care rating, we try to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 81.09453 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is somewhat lower than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The final area we looked at was nursing. In this category, we gave this facility a C. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 3.63% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 91.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Tyler's Retreat at Iron Bridge, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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