Universal Health Care/King is an average-sized facility located in King, North Carolina. This nursing home received an overall rating of F. Based on our analysis, this nursing home probably isn't a good fit for anyone. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Universal Health Care/King
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
In our next category, we gave this facility an F in the area of long-term care. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility provided the vaccine to 98.58156 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. To our surprise, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was short-term care. This facility's was given a rock-bottom short-term care score where it was given an F. Our short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. With a score in this range in this area, we were not shocked to learn this place was well below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.4 percent of its residents returning home.
The last category we analyzed was nursing. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this area. Our nursing rating is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home offered just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Universal Health Care/King Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Universal Health Care/King, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Universal Health Care/King, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Universal Health Care/King, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Universal Health Care/King, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Universal Health Care/King, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Universal Health Care/King, 3.01% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Universal Health Care/King, 87.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Universal Health Care/King, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Universal Health Care/King, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Universal Health Care/King, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Universal Health Care/King, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Universal Health Care/King, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Universal Health Care/King, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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