Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of a mere two available facilities located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. With an overall grade of C, this appears to be a solid nursing home. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B-. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a relatively low total compared with most other nursing homes. Lastly, nursing scores also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area is long-term care. We awarded it a C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road score in this area. In calculating our long-term care grades, we scrutinize the assistance with daily living received by a nursing home's patients. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care, which was this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that category. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most critical for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this facility provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which had a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.01% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 87.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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