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Westwood Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Westwood Medical Park,
Bluefield VA 24605

(276) 322-5439

75.84% estimated occupancy 1

Westwood Center is a small facility in Bluefield, Virginia. This nursing home received an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. 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 Bluefield. This nursing home's only redeeming quality was its inspection grade, which we provide additional information on below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care grade. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 97.85714 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 1.54 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This facility provided a meager 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident daily. To pair with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this nursing home also didn't fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percentage of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home had more pressure ulcers and falls than the average facility.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Turning to our fourth area, this facility really did not fare very well in this category either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is just about as bad as it gets. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this place provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical nursing home. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 39 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Westwood Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Westwood Center, 8.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Westwood Center, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Westwood Center, 2.65% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Westwood Center, 13.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Westwood Center, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Westwood Center, 4.13% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Westwood Center, 91.75% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Westwood Center, 16.97% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Westwood Center, 23.72% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Westwood Center, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Westwood Center, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Westwood Center, 11.68 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Westwood Center, 75.36% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bluefield Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.19 miles away500 Cherry St Bluefield West Virginia 24701Proprietary(304) 327-1100
  • Princeton Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.08 miles away122 12th Street Princeton West Virginia 24740Government - Local(304) 487-7260

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Two Virginias1.54 miles away1113 Bluefield Ave Bluefield West Virginia 24701Dialysis Stations: 21 (304) 324-0816
  • Fmc - Mercer County11.66 miles away160 Springhaven Dr Princeton West Virginia 24740Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 487-3866

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