8th
179
7.31%
3.52stars
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Alabama Quality Metrics

Minimizes 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.

B
7.31%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes 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.

B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

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.

B-
3.68%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

B-
19.04%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses 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.

B-
24.34%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

A-
1.2%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

B
93.13%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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.

B+
13.13%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

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.

B-
14.94%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

B
1.81

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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.

B+
14.94

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

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.

B
10.28

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.

B-
65.86%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Alabama's
Nursing Home Quality
A-
A-
Long-Term Care
A+
Inspection Reports
B+
Nurse Quality
B
Short-Term Care
More information about Alabama
Number of Hospitals: 97
Number of Dialysis facilities: 184
Number of Medicaid beds: 20,617

Best Nurse Quality

  1. George Regional Health & Rehab Center
  2. Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center Westminster Vlg
  3. South Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  4. Russellville Health Care
  5. Ridgeview Health Services
Alabama is ranked as the 20th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Baptist Memorial Hospital Gt
  2. East Alabama Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facili
  3. Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility
  4. Olive Branch Health and Rehab Center
  5. George Regional Health & Rehab Center
Alabama is ranked as the 28th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. North Pointe Health & Rehabilitation
  2. Folsom Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
  3. Northwest Florida Community Hospital (Snu)
  4. Haleyville Health Care Center
  5. Arbor Woods Health and Rehab
Alabama is ranked as the 3rd best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility
  2. Oakview Health and Rehabilitation
  3. Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Residence
  4. North Pointe Health & Rehabilitation
  5. Cedar Valley Nsg & Rehab Center
Alabama is ranked as the 4th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Alabama cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Alabaster2 3 1
B
Albertville1 3 0
A+
Alexander City2 1 1
A-
Anniston2 7 2
A
Athens1 2 1
B-
Auburn1 3 1
A-
Bessemer5 9 1
B+
Birmingham16 25 9
B+
Cullman3 4 2
A-
Decatur2 4 1
B+
Dothan3 5 2
A-
Enterprise1 2 1
A
Fairhope2 3 2
A+
Falkville2 0 0
A-
Florence3 4 3
A-
Gadsden4 6 3
A-
Guntersville2 2 0
A-
Huntsville8 10 2
B+
Jasper2 2 1
A
Lafayette2 1 0
B+
Madison1 8 2
B+
Marion2 1 0
A-
Mobile12 11 7
A-
Monroeville2 1 1
A-
Montgomery9 11 3
B
Northport2 6 3
B+
Oneonta2 1 1
B+
Opelika1 3 1
A+
Pell City3 2 1
B-
Phenix City2 16 6
B+
Pleasant Grove2 13 5
B
Roanoke2 1 0
A
Scottsboro2 1 1
A
Selma3 3 2
B-
Sylacauga2 2 1
A-
Tuscumbia2 4 3
A-