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Nursing Homes in Alabama

  • 9th
    National Rank
  • 177
    Nursing Homes
  • 9.23%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 2.99/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Alabama Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Alabama, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Alabama, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Alabama, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Alabama, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Alabama, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Alabama, 1.27% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Alabama, 92.58% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Alabama, 12.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Alabama, 15.91% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Alabama, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Alabama, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Alabama, 11.46 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Alabama, 73.73% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Alabama cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Alabaster231
Grade: B-plus
Albertville130
Grade: A
Alexander City211
Grade: A-minus
Anniston272
Grade: A
Athens121
Grade: B-plus
Auburn131
Grade: A-minus
Bessemer591
Grade: B-minus
Birmingham16259
Grade: B
Cullman342
Grade: A-minus
Decatur241
Grade: B
Dothan352
Grade: A
Enterprise121
Grade: B-plus
Fairhope232
Grade: B-plus
Falkville200
Grade: B-plus
Florence343
Grade: A-minus
Gadsden463
Grade: B-plus
Guntersville220
Grade: B
Huntsville8102
Grade: B-plus
Jasper221
Grade: A
Lafayette210
Grade: B
Madison182
Grade: A-minus
Marion210
Grade: B
Mobile11117
Grade: B-plus
Monroeville211
Grade: A
Montgomery8113
Grade: B
Northport263
Grade: B-plus
Oneonta211
Grade: B-plus
Opelika131
Grade: A-plus
Pell City321
Grade: C
Phenix City2166
Grade: B-plus
Pleasant Grove2135
Grade: B
Roanoke210
Grade: A
Scottsboro211
Grade: A
Selma332
Grade: B-minus
Sylacauga221
Grade: B-plus
Tuscumbia243
Grade: A-minus