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Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC

Eckerd Living Center is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Highlands, North Carolina (Macon county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Eckerd Living Center includes: Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.

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They have 80 beds and 65 residents (which would leave 15 beds available). Eckerd Living Center participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a Non profit - Corporation ownership. They offer neither family nor residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Eckerd Living Center received an overall rating from CMS of 4 stars compared to the NC average of 3.01 and a National average of 3.31. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.

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Nursing Home:
Eckerd Living Center
Business Name:
Eckerd Living Center Llc
CMS ID:
345437
Street Address:
250 HOSPITAL DRIVE
City:
Highlands
State:
North Carolina
Zip Code:
28741
CMS Rating:
4 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
Non profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
Yes
Councils:
Neither Family Nor Residential Councils
Special Focus:
No
Continuing Care:
No

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They are located at the following address: 250 Hospital Drive in Highlands North Carolina 28741.
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They can be reached by phone at (828) 526-1315.
Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

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The average length of stay at Eckerd Living Center is approximately 26.0 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).

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The average age at Eckerd Living Center is approximately 84 years old.


The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 16 men and 20 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.


Percentage of patients at Eckerd Living Center with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
30.556%
Alzheimer's
66.667%
Asthma
13.889%
Cancer
11.111%
CHF
44.444%
COPD
30.556%
Depression
50%
Diabetes
19.444%
Hyperlipidemia
47.222%
Hypertension
75%
IHD
55.556%
Osteoporosis
16.667%
RA or OA
52.778%
Schizophrenia
22.222%
Stroke
19.444%

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Eckerd Living Center began on Apr 28, 1993.


Services Provided by Eckerd Living Center include:
Blood Admin, Clinical Labs, Dental Care, Dietary, Housekeeping, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Physician Extender, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Activities, Therapeutic Qualified Activities, X-rays

Ownership Changes: 0
Medicaid ID: 3405437
Financial Year End: 09-30
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): BLUE CROSS (NORTH CAROLINA)
CMS Regional Office: Atlanta
Area: Rural
Dually Certified Beds: 80
Multi-Facility Name: MISSION HEALTH SYSTEM

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Eckerd Living Center provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
33 minutes
LPN / LVN
49.2 minutes
CNA
119.4 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.37 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 7.32 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Eckerd Living Center. Read how FTE is defined.

Activities
1.87
Administration
1.14
CNAs
35.63
Dentists
0.03
Dietitians
0.57
Food Service
3.2
Housekeeping
5.51
LPN / LVN
14.86
Medical Director
0.14
Medication Tech
0.93
Mental Health
0.14
Nurse Admin
2.63
Nursing Director
1.14
Occ. Therapist
0.69
Other Staff
1.64
Pharmacist
1.14
Physical Therapist
0.41
Physician
0.34
Physician Ext.
0.06
PT Assistant
1.14
Qualified Activities
1.14
RNs
6.9
Social Worker
1.14
Speech Pathology
0.56
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 4 stars 4 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 4 stars 4 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 4 stars 4 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 3 stars 3 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 4 stars 4 star rn staff rating


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Eckerd Living Center in HIGHLANDS, North Carolina has 80 beds compared to the North Carolina average of 103.45 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had 65 residents compared to the NC average of 81.72 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 81.25% occupancy rate compared to the North Carolina average of 78.99% and a national average of 81.38%.


Eckerd Living Center's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NC average of 3.01 and a National average of 3.31.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NC average of 2.79 and a National average of 2.78.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NC average of 2.49 and a National average of 2.89.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    3 stars compared to the NC average of 3.58 and a National average of 3.95.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NC average of 2.71 and a National average of 3.05.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 3.8 for Eckerd Living Center versus the NC average of 2.92 and a national average of 3.20.

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Number of Residents:
ECKERD LIVING CENTER 65 vs. NC 81.72 vs. National 88.66
Number of Beds:
ECKERD LIVING CENTER 80 vs. NC 103.45 vs. National 106.41
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
ECKERD LIVING CENTER 3.8 vs. NC 2.916 vs. National 2.99
CMS Overall Rating:
ECKERD LIVING CENTER 4 vs. NC 3.01 vs. National 3.04
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OrganizationRole
Mission Health System Inc5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Hospital Icon Hospitals near Eckerd Living Center
Highlands Cashiers Hospital Inc
190 Hospital Drive
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-1200
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