Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina is located in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. The city has a total of 38,894 people. We gave this nursing home an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Fuquay Varina. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Even though we gave this nursing home a terrible overall score, we gave it a grade of C for short-term care. Short-term care ratings are vital for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The tricky part is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
This facility earned a D in the area of inspections. Unfortunately, this was its second best grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. We recommend you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. The nursing rating is based on a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. 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. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is long-term care, in which this nursing home received a very poor grade in this area as well. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously somewhat alarming. Facilities that do not score well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated just 75.167786 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 2.92% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 88.16% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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