Welch Community Hospital is the lone option we were able to find in Welch, West Virginia. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. In addition, this nursing home is also located in a hospital, which often means the facility offers a wider array of medical services. This nursing home also received phenomenal grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 59 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also found that this nursing home excelled in long-term care. We gave them a grade of A+ in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the factors we considered after this facility's impressive nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for seniors. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 8 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this wasn't as strong as some of its other scores in this area, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to the medical complexity of patients.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing scores are mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. With 5.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this place surpassed the vast majority of facilities. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the final area, we gave this facility an A for its short-term care rating. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Welch Community Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
F
25%
State
B-
8.71%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
C
4.9%
State
B-
4.27%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
F
12.24%
State
B-
3.99%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
D
24.39%
State
B
14.02%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
F
41.98%
State
B-
23.76%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
B
2.3%
State
B+
3.82%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B+
98.44%
State
B+
94.22%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Provider
B
13.79%
State
B-
16.77%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
F
3.72%
State
B+
19.92%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
F
3.82
State
B
1.69
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
A+
3.72
State
B-
19.92
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Welch Community Hospital 0 mi
454 Mcdowell Street Welch West Virginia 24801
(304) 436-8461
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State

Nearby Dialysis

Bma - Welch 0.03 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
394 Mcdowell St Welch West Virginia 24801
(304) 436-8428
Fmc - Oceana 17.72 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1777 Cook Parkway Oceana West Virginia 24870
(304) 682-5371