Wilkes Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing
1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659 · (336) 651-8100 · 79% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Wilkes Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing is located in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This facility is among the most impressive facilities we found. In fact, it received our absolute highest rating. You simply can't do any better than this facility. We also gave this nursing home strong scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 10 Beds
Non profit - Other
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this facility performed remarkably in our short-term care category. We awarded them an elite score of A+ in this area. Our short-term care ratings are vital for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This place is above the national average in terms of both its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 69.8 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This place provided 7.7 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is among the highest totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by these figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this facility was given impressive marks in the area of long-term care as well. As a result, we gave it an A+. This left it as one of the few of facilities we gave A+'s in each of our categories. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wilkes Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better