Virginia Veterans Care Center

Detailed report on the nursing home located in Roanoke, Virginia (VA).

Virginia Veterans Care Center is a large, government run, nursing home with 180 beds based at 4550 Shenandoah Avenue N W in Roanoke, VA. The facility has 176 residents indicating 98% of its beds are occupied, which is about average within this state. The provider participates in the medicare & medicaid programs and provides resident & family counseling services. The home is not located in a hospital or continuing care retirement community and is fully sprinklered. A total of 97 Medicare patients were given 5,432 days of non-swing bed care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,313,754 by Medicare. 149 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $305,716 by Medicare for these services.

On a state level, the number of registered nurse hours per resident per day is much lower than average. Certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day is higher than average. The number of licensed practical or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is average. Licensed staff hours per resident per day is average.

When compared to other nursing homes in the state, it is more likely for long-stay residents to be given a pneumococcal vaccination, long-stay residents to need help with daily activities to increase, short-stay residents to be given a influenza vaccination, and short-stay residents to be given a pneumococcal vaccination at Virginia Veterans Care Center.

When compared to other nursing homes in the state, it is less likely for long-stay residents to have moderate to severe pain, high-risk long-stay residents to have pressure sores, low-risk long-stay residents to have pressure sores, long-stay residents to be physically restrained, long-stay residents to be more depressed or anxious, long-stay residents to have catheter inserted and left, long-stay residents to spend most of their time in bed, long-stay residents to have their ability to move around their room get worse, long-stay residents to have a urinary tract infection, long-stay residents to lose too much weight, short-stay residents to have delirium, and short-stay residents to have moderate to severe pain.

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Ownership Type

Government - State

Multiple Ownership

No

Address

4550 Shenandoah Avenue N W
Roanoke, VA 24017

Phone Number

(540) 982-2860

Geographic Coordinates

37.279536, -80.012296
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Programs Accepted

Medicare & Medicaid

Counseling Available

Resident & Family

Sprinkler System

The amount of the facility that is sprinklered. All fire code regulations at different locations must be met.

Fully Sprinklered
Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate

Beds

The total number of beds the facility operates. Each resident is assigned to a single bed.

This Provider This Provider
180
Roanoke Average
139
Roanoke City Average
143
Virginia Average
112
United States Average
106

Beds Occupied

The percentage of total beds that are occupied by residents.

This Provider This Provider
98.00%
Roanoke
92.67%
Roanoke City
92.70%
Virginia
89.93%
United States
84.18%

Residents

The total number of residents residing at the facility.

This Provider This Provider
176
Roanoke Average
130
Roanoke City Average
134
Virginia Average
102
United States Average
90

Located in a Hospital

Status

Indicates whether the facility is located within a hospital.

This Provider This Provider
No
Roanoke
0 (0.00%)
Roanoke City
0 (0.00%)
Virginia
20 (7.19%)
United States
1,271 (8.03%)

Located in a CCRC

Status

Indicates whether the facility is located within a continuing care retirement community.

This Provider This Provider
No
Roanoke
1 (11.11%)
Roanoke City
1 (10.00%)
Virginia
33 (11.87%)
United States
1,255 (7.93%)

Recent Surveys

  • 11/16/2006 - Fire Safety Survey
  • 11/02/2006 - Health Survey
  • 08/18/2005 - Health Survey
  • 08/17/2005 - Fire Safety Survey
  • 07/16/2004 - Health Survey
  • 07/16/2004 - Fire Safety Survey

Staff

Charts

RN Hours Per Resident

The average number of registered nurse hours per resident per day.

This Provider
0.26
Roanoke Average
0.38
Roanoke City Average
0.41
Virginia Average
0.58
United States Average
0.64

CNA Hours Per Resident

The average number of certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day.

This Provider This Provider
2.74
Roanoke Average
2.20
Roanoke City Average
2.18
Virginia Average
2.17
United States Average
2.34

LPNLVN Hours Per Resident

The average number of licensed practical or vocational nurse hours per resident per day.

This Provider This Provider
1.10
Roanoke Average
0.84
Roanoke City Average
0.84
Virginia Average
1.00
United States Average
0.79

Licensed Staff Hours Per Resident

The average number of licensed staff hours per resident per day.

This Provider This Provider
1.36
Roanoke Average
1.22
Roanoke City Average
1.24
Virginia Average
1.58
United States Average
1.43

Quality Measures

Charts

Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of long-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Roanoke
78.33%
Roanoke City
77.90%
Virginia
84.14%
United States
86.01%

Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help With Daily Activities Has Increased

The percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.

This Provider This Provider
26.00%
Roanoke
20.89%
Roanoke City
21.90%
Virginia
19.76%
United States
16.08%

High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

The percentage of high-risk long-stay residents who have pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
8.00%
Roanoke
16.25%
Roanoke City
16.00%
Virginia
14.97%
United States
12.83%

Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained

The percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Roanoke
1.78%
Roanoke City
1.70%
Virginia
2.87%
United States
5.63%

Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels

The percentage of low-risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.

This Provider This Provider
53.00%
Roanoke
56.00%
Roanoke City
55.70%
Virginia
56.95%
United States
48.78%

Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed

The percentage of long-stay residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair.

This Provider This Provider
1.00%
Roanoke
4.78%
Roanoke City
6.30%
Virginia
6.04%
United States
4.39%

Long-Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection

The percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.

This Provider This Provider
7.00%
Roanoke
14.89%
Roanoke City
14.50%
Virginia
11.34%
United States
8.83%

Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of short-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season.

This Provider This Provider
90.00%
Roanoke
56.56%
Roanoke City
55.90%
Virginia
64.30%
United States
72.85%

Short-Stay Residents With Delirium

The percentage of short-stay residents with delirium.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Roanoke
1.67%
Roanoke City
1.80%
Virginia
2.42%
United States
2.12%

Short-Stay Residents With Pressure Sores

The percentage of short-stay residents with pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
21.00%
Roanoke
16.38%
Roanoke City
16.33%
Virginia
17.95%
United States
17.46%

Long-Stay Residents Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of long-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Roanoke
70.78%
Roanoke City
66.60%
Virginia
71.22%
United States
79.81%

Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain

The percentage of long-stay residents who have moderate to severe pain.

This Provider This Provider
1.00%
Roanoke
3.56%
Roanoke City
3.60%
Virginia
3.66%
United States
4.53%

Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

The percentage of low-risk long-stay residents who have pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Roanoke
1.75%
Roanoke City
2.00%
Virginia
2.93%
United States
2.33%

Long-Stay Residents Who are More Depressed or Anxious

The percentage of long-stay residents who are more depressed or anxious.

This Provider This Provider
13.00%
Roanoke
17.67%
Roanoke City
18.00%
Virginia
17.84%
United States
14.45%

Long-Stay Residents Who Have Catheter Inserted and Left

The percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.

This Provider This Provider
2.00%
Roanoke
4.22%
Roanoke City
4.10%
Virginia
5.06%
United States
5.89%

Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move Around Their Room Got Worse

The percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move about in and around their room got worse.

This Provider This Provider
8.00%
Roanoke
17.75%
Roanoke City
18.67%
Virginia
16.00%
United States
13.04%

Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight

The percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.

This Provider This Provider
7.00%
Roanoke
10.56%
Roanoke City
10.50%
Virginia
11.05%
United States
9.09%

Short-Stay Residents Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Roanoke
53.78%
Roanoke City
50.90%
Virginia
61.85%
United States
73.02%

Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain

The percentage of short-stay residents who had moderate to severe pain.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Roanoke
15.11%
Roanoke City
15.00%
Virginia
18.09%
United States
20.65%

Treatment Figures

Charts

Non-Swing Bed Patients

The number of non-swing bed patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
97
Roanoke Average
253
Roanoke City Average
258
Virginia Average
188
United States Average
133

Non-Swing Bed Patient Discharges

The number of non-swing bed patient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
51
Roanoke Average
230
Roanoke City Average
231
Virginia Average
173
United States Average
124

Non-Swing Bed Utilization Days

The number of days of non-swing bed care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
5,432
Roanoke Average
8,569
Roanoke City Average
8,832
Virginia Average
6,439
United States Average
4,470

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
149
Roanoke Average
246
Roanoke City Average
246
Virginia Average
356
United States Average
301

Financials

Charts

Medicare Non-Swing Bed Payments

The total non-swing bed associated Medicare Part A payments made to this provider in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$1,313,754
Roanoke Average
$2,250,910
Roanoke City Average
$2,343,215
Virginia Average
$1,792,423
United States Average
$1,318,701

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$242
Roanoke Average
$263
Roanoke City Average
$265
Virginia Average
$278
United States Average
$295

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$305,716
Roanoke Average
$233,714
Roanoke City Average
$233,714
Virginia Average
$288,132
United States Average
$266,523

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed patient in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$13,544
Roanoke Average
$8,905
Roanoke City Average
$9,079
Virginia Average
$9,536
United States Average
$9,943

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Patient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed patient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$25,760
Roanoke Average
$9,806
Roanoke City Average
$10,126
Virginia Average
$10,364
United States Average
$10,652

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$2,052
Roanoke Average
$951
Roanoke City Average
$951
Virginia Average
$810
United States Average
$885

Deficiencies

11/16/2006 - Electrical

11/16/2006 - Electrical
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Electrical
Issue:
properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Smoke Compartmentation and Control

11/16/2006 - Smoke Compartmentation and Control
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Smoke Compartmentation and Control
Issue:
smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Exits and Egress

11/16/2006 - Exits and Egress
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Exits and Egress
Issue:
exits that are accessible at all times.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Exits and Egress

11/16/2006 - Exits and Egress
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Exits and Egress
Issue:
corridors or aisles that are unobstructed and are at least 8 feet in width.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

11/16/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
an approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

11/16/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

11/16/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
portable fire extinguishers.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Furnishings and Decorations

11/16/2006 - Furnishings and Decorations
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Furnishings and Decorations
Issue:
exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/16/2006 - Vertical Openings

11/16/2006 - Vertical Openings
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Vertical Openings
Issue:
exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detectors.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/16/2006
Date Fixed:
01/18/2007

11/02/2006 - Quality Care

11/02/2006 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/02/2006
Date Fixed:
11/20/2006

11/02/2006 - Administration

11/02/2006 - Administration
Type:
Health
Category:
Administration
Issue:
Keep accurate and appropriate medical records.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
11/02/2006
Date Fixed:
11/20/2006

08/18/2005 - Quality Care

08/18/2005 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
08/18/2005
Date Fixed:
10/01/2005

08/17/2005 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

08/17/2005 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
08/17/2005
Date Fixed:
09/06/2005

08/17/2005 - Miscellaneous

08/17/2005 - Miscellaneous
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Miscellaneous
Issue:
fire safety features required by current fire safety codes.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
08/17/2005
Date Fixed:
09/30/2005

08/17/2005 - Furnishings and Decorations

08/17/2005 - Furnishings and Decorations
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Furnishings and Decorations
Issue:
restrictions on the use of highly flammable materials.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
08/17/2005
Date Fixed:
08/31/2005

08/17/2005 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

08/17/2005 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
properly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
08/17/2005
Date Fixed:
09/01/2005

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Last Modified

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Roanoke at a Glance

Roanoke has a total population of 94,911, of which 21,457 are children under the age of 18 and 15,560 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.6.

Total Population:
94,911
Median Age:
37.6
Males:
44,501 (46.9%)
Female:
50,410 (53.1%)
Children (0-17):
21,457 (22.6%)
Adults (18-64):
57,894 (61.0%)
Seniors (65+):
15,560 (16.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Roanoke
Married:
37,830 (39.9%)
Divorced:
10,936 (11.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Roanoke
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1,405 (1.48%)
White:
65,848 (69.38%)
African American:
25,380 (26.74%)
Asian:
1,096 (1.15%)
Pacific Islander:
23 (0.02%)
Indian:
190 (0.20%)
Other:
685 (0.72%)
Two or More:
1,689 (1.78%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Roanoke

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.42, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.42 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
3
Doctors:
928
Home Agencies:
10
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
9
Medical Suppliers:
68
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $37,826 while the median household income is $30,719. Roughly 15.59% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$37,826
Household Income:
$30,719
In Poverty:
15.59%

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