Valley Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Taylorsville, North Carolina. This nursing home was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a subpar score. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Taylorsville. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection reports. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
Valley Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
581 Nc Highway 16 South,
Taylorsville NC 28681
33.22% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with a list of deficiencies flagged. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facilities second most favorable area was short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a slightly below average score in this category. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most critical for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is above average in terms of its level of both physical therapy and registered nurse staffing provided to its residents. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. It outperformed most nursing homes with 56.7 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second worse score was long-term care, where it received just a D in that area. This is a relatively poor grade. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 91.07981 percent of its residents, which is somewhat below what we anticipated. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.13 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
The next category we assessed was nursing. This facility received an abysmal grade of F in this category. In determining our nursing ratings, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. The problem with this facility was apparently more based on quality of care than quantity of care. Based on the data, it looks like this nursing home provides an above average 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Out of this total, nearly one quarter of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more highly skilled levels of nurses. Despite performing well in terms of nursing hours, this facility had poor scores in the quality-based metrics we looked at in calculating our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in both data points.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley Nursing Center, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley Nursing Center, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley Nursing Center, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley Nursing Center, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley Nursing Center, 3.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley Nursing Center, 88.86% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley Nursing Center, 19.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley Nursing Center, 26.79% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Valley Nursing Center, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley Nursing Center, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley Nursing Center, 11.98 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Valley Nursing Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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