Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community is a small non-profit nursing home located in Greensboro, North Carolina. We awarded this facility an overall score of B, which is an above average score. In fact, this turned out to be one of the three highest graded nursing homes in Greensboro. Even in a city offering 10 nursing homes, this one looks like a fine selection. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
One of the reasons this place is a strong nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we gave it an A+. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so favorably is that it was awarded a dominant short-term care score. In fact, short-term care ended up being its second most favorable category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a score of A-. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not appear that this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing rating is based on several subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place North Carolina in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients more often.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest category is long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. Sadly, it received an F in this category. Even with some strong grades in other areas, this score is still a bit disappointing so we wanted to draw your attention to it. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 97.53086 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 2.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 88.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Greensboro, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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