Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center is a facility in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, a city with a total of 20,111 people. Our rating system was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. This facility is just about as bad as it gets. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was nursing, which is discussed in the next section.
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Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our nursing rating. There are several datapoints within this category. Many of these factors reflect staffing levels. This nursing home averages just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is not an impressive total. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C for its short-term care rating, which really isn't too bad of a score. Our short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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We wanted to draw your attention to this place's inspection score where it received a lowly F. This typically means we found red flags on its inspection reports. When a place has this poor of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This particular facility had 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility didn't fare very well in this area either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in long-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. Nursing homes that don't fare well in this category typically aren't as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 30.853992 percent of its patients. This is multiple points below what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 4.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 5.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 6.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 25.08% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 25.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 2.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 47.2% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 23.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 17.54% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 17.54% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 23.46% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 71.13% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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