Willow Ridge of Nc 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. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this facility received a decent score in our long-term care category. We provide additional information on this category below.
Willow Ridge of Nc
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We believe that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most respectable category was short-term care, but it still earned just a D in that category. This ended up being a relatively poor grade. In our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. With its abysmal score in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this facility provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
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We were surprised to find that this facility also excelled in the category of nursing. We awarded it a score of D for that category, which is one of our best scores. When computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care. This facility received a very poor grade of F in that area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 51.97568 percent of its patients. This is pretty significantly less than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willow Ridge of Nc Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who have had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 2.92% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 88.16% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Willow Ridge of Nc, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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