Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community is a small non-profit nursing home located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. Greensboro has a variety of nursing homes, however, it is doubtful you will need to visit too many others. This one looks like a first class option. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its nursing rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

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

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides an incredible 6.7 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the country in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

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: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

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. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Turning the page to our next category, this facility was awarded first-rate short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in this area. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. One of this facility's strengths is that it offers more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses to each patient. This is really the gold standard for this metric, as it's roughly 50% higher than the typical place's level of registered nurse staffing. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in North Carolina in this area with 60.5 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The final area we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home received an above average long-term care rating in our assessment, with a grade of B-. While this is not quite as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is still an acceptable score in that area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered on top of this nursing home's strong nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.91 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

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

Whitestone a Masonic and Eastern Star Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A+
1.35%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A
1.18%
State
B
3.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Provider
D
4.76%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications 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 limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
A
7.06%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
20.63%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
D
20.13%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B
17.18%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
A
1.1
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B
17.18
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
D
14.69
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
F
52.95%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital 3.79 mi
1200 N Elm St Greensboro North Carolina 27401
(336) 832-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
High Point Regional Hospital 11.68 mi
601 N Elm St High Point North Carolina 27261
(336) 878-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Alamance Regional Medical Center 19.2 mi
1240 Huffman Mill Rd Burlington North Carolina 27216
(336) 538-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center 19.59 mi
207 Old Lexington Rd Box 789 Thomasville North Carolina 27360
(336) 472-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Biomedical Applications of North Carolina Inc 4.2 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
924 3rd Street Greensboro North Carolina 27405
(336) 274-5969
Bma of Southwest Greensboro 4.38 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 33
5020 Mackay Road Jamestown North Carolina 27282
(336) 854-7807
Bma of South Greensboro Inc 4.71 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 49
622 Industrial Avenue Greensboro North Carolina 27406
(336) 271-8178
Greensboro Kidney Center 5.13 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 56
2700 Henry Street Greensboro North Carolina 27405
(336) 375-1400
Bma Northwest Greensboro Kidney Center 5.23 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 33
2837 Horsepen Creek Greensboro North Carolina 27410
(336) 664-6869
Triad Dialysis Center 5.87 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
4370 Regency Drive High Point North Carolina 27265
(336) 454-0076
Fmc of East Greensboro 7.36 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 39
3839 Burlington Road Greensboro North Carolina 27405
(336) 358-1233
Fresenius Medical Care - High Point 9.49 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
1320 Eastchester Drive High Point North Carolina 27265
(252) 823-7046