Nursing Homes in Alabama
- 9thNational Rank
- 174Nursing Homes
- 9.21%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.23/5Average CMS Rating
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Alabama Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alabama, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alabama, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that have had a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alabama, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alabama, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alabama, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alabama, 1.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alabama, 91.71% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alabama, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alabama, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Alabama, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alabama, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alabama, 11.47 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alabama, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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