Located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, War Memorial Hospital is one of a mere two available nursing homes in this area. This nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the five best nursing homes in West Virginia. You really can't do any better than this place. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category ratings, which look to be just as impressive as its overall grade.
War Memorial Hospital
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Radiation Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its long-term care score. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our nursing score is primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is short-term care, where this facility received a grade of A-. This rounded out a very favorable report card. Very few facilities received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Short-term care grades are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
War Memorial Hospital Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In War Memorial Hospital, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In War Memorial Hospital, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have sustained falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In War Memorial Hospital, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In War Memorial Hospital, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In War Memorial Hospital, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In War Memorial Hospital, 4.5% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In War Memorial Hospital, 92.52% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In War Memorial Hospital, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In War Memorial Hospital, 25.29% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In War Memorial Hospital, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- War Memorial Hospital IncCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away1 Healthy Way Berkeley Springs West Virginia 25411Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 258-1234
- Berkeley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.11 miles away2500 Hospital Drive Martinsburg West Virginia 25401Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 264-1000