Wilora Lake Healthcare Center is a small nursing home in Charlotte, North Carolina. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber generally suggests some red flags. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Charlotte. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Wilora Lake Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
6001 Wilora Lake Road,
Charlotte NC 28212
84.28% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we did give it an excellent score in the area of inspections, where it received an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category grades came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in North Carolina in this area with 56.5 percent of its patients returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Tragically, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care grade. Facilities that don't score well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility vaccinated a relatively low 90.71038 percent of its residents, which is several points lower than we expected. Surprisingly, this place was not as bad as we expected at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Although it had 2.34 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was not bad due to it having more complicated patients.
The last area we graded is nursing. It received an F in this category, which is a rock bottom score. Nursing scores are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged only 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an alarmingly low total. In addition to ranking below average in nursing hours per resident, this facility also had poor scores in the quality-based metrics we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at about 150 percent of the national average in both of these data points. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. These scores helped pull down this nursing home's nursing rating quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wilora Lake Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 10.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 11.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 22.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 3.06% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 88.86% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 19.28% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 26.79% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 1.3 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 26.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 11.98 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Charlotte, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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