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Virginia Veterans Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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4550 Shenandoah Ave N W,
Roanoke VA 24017

(540) 982-2860

81.16% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Virginia Veterans Care Center is one of seven available nursing homes in this city. With an overall rating of A-, this facility is ranked among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. We really can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing rating, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. There are numerous datapoints included in this grade. Many of the criteria are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This place provided 4.8 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a very impressive figure which typically corresponds with better quality care. Lastly, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning residents to avoid bed sores.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with a score of A. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility was awarded a favorable long-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a score of B+. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to offering very favorable levels of nursing care and other staffing, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 98.440544 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.43 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to the last category, this facility was given a respectable short-term care grade. While this isn't quite as good as some of its other grades, this is truly a middle of the pack score. In calculating these short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 16.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Virginia Veterans Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 8.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 13.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 4.13% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 91.75% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 16.97% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 23.72% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 11.68 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.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Virginia Veterans Care Center, 75.36% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Roanoke, VA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Roanoke, Virginia has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lewisgale Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.47 miles away1900 Electric Road Salem Virginia 24153Voluntary non-profit - Private(540) 776-4000
  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.3 miles away1906 Belleview Avenue, Se Roanoke Virginia 24014Voluntary non-profit - Private(540) 981-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bma - Roanoke-Salem Dialysis1.08 miles away2021 Apperson Dr Salem Virginia 24153CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (540) 725-1796
  • Glenvar Dialysis1.41 miles away3737 West Main Street Suite 103 Salem Virginia 24153Dialysis Stations: 13 (540) 380-3130
  • Usrc Roanoke LLC3.71 miles away117 Duke Gloucester Street Sw Roanoke Virginia 24014Dialysis Stations: 13 (540) 682-7250
  • Bma - Crystal Spring3.94 miles away404 Mcclanahan Street Roanoke Virginia 24014CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (540) 342-5514
  • Bma - North Roanoke4.64 miles away1326 7th St Ne Roanoke Virginia 24012CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (540) 344-6652
  • Fmc - Friendship Manor7.24 miles awayDialysis Unit 331 Hershberger Rd Roanoke Virginia 24012CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (540) 561-0870
  • Daleville Dialysis10.96 miles away245 Commons Pkwy Daleville Virginia 24083Dialysis Stations: 17 (540) 591-5235
  • Bma - Franklin County19.39 miles away300 Technology Dr Rocky Mount Virginia 24151CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (540) 484-7050

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