With an address in Charlottesville, Virginia, Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge is one of eight available facilities in the area. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end score. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Virginia. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which look to be equally strong as its overall rating.
Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Charlottesville, Virginia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Short-term care grades are generally employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Places that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Not many facilities received a better grade in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a dangerous condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Moving on to our next area, this facility was awarded an excellent nursing score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which had a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 3.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 91.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Charlottesville, VA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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- University of Virginia Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.25 miles away1215 Lee Street Charlottesville Virginia 22908Government - State(800) 251-3627
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