Valley Center is a senior living facility located in Charleston, West Virginia, which has a total of 116,525 people. This is a subpar facility, with an overall grade of D. This was not the worse nursing home we looked at, however, we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Although we were not high on this facility overall, we gave it a B+ for long-term care. This grade is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. Without this grade, its profile would have been in serious trouble. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 94.919785 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a decent score in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The final item we looked at in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Valley Center?
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided just 0.4 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-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Turning our final category of inspections, this facility received an F in this area. For places with poor inspection scores, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This nursing home had 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this nursing home has been assessed large government fines recently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Center, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Center, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who sustained a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Center, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Center, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Center, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Center, 4.5% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Center, 92.52% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Center, 25.29% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In Valley Center, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Center, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Center, 71.34% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Charleston, WV
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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