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Cedars Healthcare Center
1242 Cedars Ct, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Based on 26 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsMemory Care, Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation
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Cedars Healthcare Center DescriptionIf you or a loved one is in need of skilled nursing care, Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville, Va. is the perfect place! We offer short-term and long-term recovery and senior rehabilitation services that focus on your emotional and physical well-being. We work hard to create a supportive environment where our senior care services provide an excellent experience for everyone involved. At our skilled nursing home in Charlottesville, we believe that every moment spent with us is an opportunity to heal and delight our residents. Our senior care services are designed to provide the highest level of comfort and happiness for all who come under our care.
Parent OrganizationCedars Healthcare Center is a member of a larger group of communities called Communicare Health
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AmenitiesCedars Healthcare Center offers a variety of amenities to its residents. They provide restaurant-style dining, beauty salon/barber shop services, and laundry service. All of these services help the residents maintain their independence and feel comfortable during their stay.
ServicesCedars Healthcare Center offers a variety of services to its patients. These include e-stim central lines and peripheral antibiotic therapy, out-patient dialysis, licensed wound care physician services, gastronomy care, functional maintenance post-surgical orthopedic care, stroke care, post-operative orthopedic care, on-staff wound-certified RN TPN ultrasound & diathermy wound vacs, specialized wound care management, pain management, cardiac rehab care and more. The center is dedicated to providing quality medical services to its patients.
post-surgical orthopedic care
short-term respite care
24-hour skilled nursing care
intensive iv therapies
tube feeds, including g-tubes & j-tubes
tracheostomies & weaning care
cardiac rehab care
pulmonary care/cardiac recovery
attending physicians from local health systems
skilled & intermediate care
parkinson’s disease care
resident education in self-care
congestive heart failure & copd specialty programs
dietary & nutritional services
ma & private respite care
post-operative orthopedic care
licensed wound care physician
family support groups
recreational therapy activities
fully functional occupational therapy kitchen
bariatric specialty equipment
cutting-edge rehabilitation gym
Employee Reviews for Communicare Health in Charlottesville, Virginia
2.6 out of 5 stars. Based on 10 reviewsEmployees who have worked for Communicare Health in the Charlottesville, VA area have mixed reviews. Many say it is a good place to start for those who want to gain experience, but there is a lot of gossip and it can be difficult to trust. Some employees have experienced favoritism and unfair treatment, while others have found the staff to be friendly and the DON to be a great person who stands up for her staff and residents. Many employees have noted that the organization is family-oriented and that the residents give a sense of belonging. For those who are good at their job and understand that long-term care can be challenging, Communicare Health is a great place to work. However, those who are expecting a lot of money without putting in the work should look elsewhere.
Employee Reviews for Communicare Health
2.46 out of 5 stars. Based on 716 reviewsCons:Understaffed, no recognition for hard work, and lack of support from management. Advice to Management:Listen to your employees, show appreciation for hard work, and provide better support for staff.
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 1 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 2 stars on its health inspection, 4 stars on its quality measures rating, and 1 stars on its staffing rating. Within the quality measure rating, each facility is given a short-stay rating and a long-stay rating. This facility received a 3-star short-stay rating and a 4-star long-stay rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 02/01/85 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 141 nursing beds. Currently, there are 109 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically.
Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis facility has not been given a health inspection within the last 2 years. This facility has been given 7 fines by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a total of $25,805.00. The facility has had 7 substantiated complaints reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsCedars Healthcare Center, a nursing home, holds an overall rating of 1-star, the lowest possible rating, placing it in the bottom 20% of facilities in terms of overall rating. This rating falls notably below the state average. Furthermore, it has a 2-star health inspection rating, the second lowest possible, positioning it in the lower 40% range of facilities when it comes to health inspection ratings, which is again below the state average. However, showcasing considerable strength in the quality of services, Cedars Healthcare Center proudly secures a 4-star quality rating, the second highest possible. This puts the nursing home in the top half of facilities in terms of quality rating, a score that surpasses the state average.
Staff RatingsCedars Healthcare Center, a nursing home, has a concerning staff rating of just one-star, which is the lowest possible rating. In terms of nursing aid staffing hours, the facility is in the lower 30% of all facilities, offering only 1.81 hours of nursing aid per resident per day, which is less than the state's average of 1.94 hours per resident. The nursing home does somewhat better in terms of LPN staffing hours, falling into the top half of all facilities. However, its 0.87 LPN staffing hours per resident per day is still less than the state's average of 1.02 hours. When it comes to RN staffing hours, the facility falls in the bottom half of facilities with only 0.5 hours per resident per day, compared to the state's average of 0.6 hours. Furthermore, its licensed staffing hours and physical therapist staffing hours per resident per day are both below the state's average, which leads to it being placed in the bottom half of facilities in these respective categories as well.
Covid DataThe Cedars Healthcare Center is a highly-rated nursing home, recognized for its commitment to keep both residents and staff vaccinated. The center places itself in the top half of comparable facilities, with a resident vaccination rate slightly surpassing the state average. Specifically, 66.1% of the Cedars Healthcare Center's residents are up to date with their latest vaccinations, which is significantly higher than the state's resident vaccination rate of 61.9%. The center's dedication to health doesn't stop with the residents; the staff vaccination rate is also exemplary. In fact, the nursing home is within the top 20% of facilities regarding its staff up to date with the latest vaccination rate, which stands at a remarkable 49.6%, far above the state's staff average vaccination rate of 25.9%. This underscores the facility's attention to prioritizing the health and safety of its community.
Quality MeasuresThe Cedars Healthcare Center is an esteemed nursing home as evidenced by its 4-star quality measure rating, which is the second highest possible rating it could attain. However, it's notable that the facility does have challenges pertaining to mental health, as it is ranked in the bottom 10% of nursing homes in terms of the percent of patients displaying depressive symptoms. A concerning 24.04% of its residents report such symptoms, a figure which contrasts starkly to the state average of 5.84%. Interestingly though, The Cedars Healthcare Center is in the top half of nursing homes when it comes to the percent of residents reporting one or more falls with a major injury. With a percentage of 2.45, it is performing better than the state average of 3.39% in that category. Despite its stronger performance in fall prevention, it is clear that managing depressive symptoms among its residents remains an important area of focus for The Cedars Healthcare Center.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Cedars Healthcare Center, a nursing home, ranks in the lower 50% of facilities when it comes to hospitalizations per 1000 days, recording a rate of 1.81 compared to the statewide average of 1.49. This trend extends to outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days where its rate of 1.34 puts it in the bottom 40% of facilities, higher than the state's average of 1.11. However, the center performs positively in certain areas. It ranks in the top 40% of facilities in the realm of short-term residents who had outpatient emergency department visits, though its 9.87% is lower than the state average of 13.11%. The center's resilience shines in their percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission. At a rate of 17.78% they find themselves in the upper 30% of institutions, consistently lower than the state's average of 22.09%.
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My mother in law lives next door. We came home from lunch around 1:30 on Dec. 19th, and saw a man sitting in the driveway unattended. Didn't think anything of it even though it was 40 degrees out. When we left my mother in law's at 8 pm the guy was still sitting in the exact same spot with temps near freezing. We called the receptionist to alert them and they had no idea he was out there. It would make me question putting anyone in this place
Cedars Healthcare Center did an outstanding job in rehabilitating my elderly/disable sister. She entered the facility in the latter part of May 2021 with a myriad of health issues that I could no longer manage due to the severity of her challenges. This week I am pleased to report that my sister was discharged a few days ago and returned home. She is doing great!Although others have posted negative reviews, I am sharing with you; as a healthcare practitioner, my family’s lived experience with this facility. As a result, I want to thank Ms. Ford, administrator, Abu (sorry, I don’t recall your last name, nurse manager, Vanessa, my sister’s primary caregiver, as well as my sister’s roommate (for privacy reasons, I will not state her name) who has now become a life-long friend, and last but not least, the lady who leads religious services on Friday’s outdoors for the residents. Each one of you played a critical role in my sister’s recovery. Again, thank you.
This facility has undergone a significant number of transitions during my 7 years of employment (2013-2020). There have been some extremely high points and a few unfortunate low points. However in the end, the unbreakable perseverance of core staff that have sacrificed a significant amount of themselves to provide excellence in care is what is truly amazing . In every nursing faculty, there is always areas of improvement but I can personally attest to the determination of their staff, especially under the current direction of an extremely passionate and knowledgeable Director of Nursing.
I have a family member here receiving rehab and I have to say everyone has been so extremely nice and accommodating. My loved one has special needs and he is being treated with the upmost respect and love. There is music outside once a week preaching outside once a week and they have activities and game night which he really loves. The residents there are freely walking around and greet you when you’re there. It’s good to know that you can trust someone with your loved ones care. Thank you Cedars from the bottom of my heart.
This place is awful when you go see your loved one during the day they get smart with you and sometimes say they have no paper work for your visit so you have to leave and make a new appointment the evening shift has been very sweet and haven't had any problems my mom says that most of the CNA's are awful to her and get very rude with her as well
Working at Cedars Healthcare has been a very rewarding experience. The bond you build with the residents and the families is unbelievable. Through the entire pandemic I’ve seen a lot of sadness, yet we came together as a team. We continued to be there for our residents when the families were restricted. FaceTime or a phone call was the best we could do for a long time. I know the family members appreciated it as well as our residents. The outpouring of donations from the community was amazing. I am proud to say we have an amazing team of workers!!!
Cedars truly cares about the residents here and have gone above and beyond to ensure the residents are not only safe but also happy during the COVID Pandemic. Cedars has an excellent Therapy and Rehabilitation Team that works hard to improve the lives and well-being of the residents!
I’ve worked her off and on for over 15 years. This is the only place that I have worked that is truly a family environment. We have exceptional staff and they really care for the residents like they were family. We serve a special population that deserves the very best. I have worked at facilities that are newer and more state of the art but the care was subpar to what the staff at Cedars provides. Our residents are happy and have the best activities in town!
Went to an interview. Trash and food strewed throughout the lobby. Very bad vibes. Paperwork was copied off-centered and crooked. Everything about the place was woefully indifferent, including the 45-minute wait. Clients there seemed under-dressed and neglected. I've seen concentration camps more professional. Beware!
Worst nursing home in the area and if I could give less than one star, I would! There have been a few really personable nurses, but they don't last long at all. We have had constant issues with this establishment from their administration to their staff taking my grandmother's (who has Alzheimer's) alarm anklet off, allowing her to exit the building without setting off alarms and provided us no explanation of why they did this. I could go on and on concerning the issues present at Cedars but frankly don't have the time. Please, for the safety and wellbeing of your loved one - do your research and please seek alternate care.
thé worst rude unsanitary no teamwork zone patients rooms were disqusting thé cna nurses are hella ratchet and housekeeping is even worser its wonder this building still stands dont bring your loved ones there please!!!!!!!! Thé résidents are very sweet there but thé cna nurse are crude they dnt attend To the patient rite away the place is not sanitary at all.!! Your loved ones deserve better !!
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety||J||K||L|
|Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy||G||H||I|
|No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy||D||E||F|
|No actual harm with potential for minimal harm||A||B||C|
Fire Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2021-06-29||2021-07-02||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.|
|2019-08-15||2019-09-30||E||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2019-08-15||2019-09-30||D||Smoke Deficiencies||Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.|
|2019-08-15||2019-09-30||E||Smoke Deficiencies||Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.|
|2019-08-15||2019-09-30||E||Services Deficiencies||Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.|
|2019-08-15||2019-09-30||D||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.|
|2018-07-12||2018-08-29||F||Egress Deficiencies||Have properly located and lighted "Exit" signs.|
|2018-07-12||2018-08-29||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.|
|2018-07-12||2018-08-29||F||Smoke Deficiencies||Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.|
|2018-07-12||2018-08-29||F||Services Deficiencies||Have elevators that firefighters can control in the event of a fire.|
|2018-07-12||2018-08-29||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.|
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