Located in Apex, North Carolina, Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex is the sole facility we identified in this area. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-rated facilities we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires first-rate performance across the board. In our view, this facility ought to be a no brainer for most people. As you can see below, this nursing home performed just as well in our category grades. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Another reason we rated this facility so favorably is that it was given an A+ short-term care grade. This is flat out as dominant as it gets in this area. Our short-term care scores are probably most meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 7.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. There are quite a few factors within this area. Many of these factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care, where this facility received a grade of A-. This topped off a very strong report card. Not many nursing homes earned an A- or higher in each of our categories. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.10426 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 2.92% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 88.16% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Unc Rex Rehab & Nursing Care Center of Apex, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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