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Nursing Homes in Alabama

  • 9th
    National Rank
  • 174
    Nursing Homes
  • 9.21%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3.23/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Alabama Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-minus

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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: B

In Alabama, 72.41% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who 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-minus
Albertville130
Grade: A
Alexander City211
Grade: A
Anniston272
Grade: A
Athens121
Grade: C
Auburn131
Grade: B
Bessemer591
Grade: B-minus
Birmingham16259
Grade: B
Cullman442
Grade: A-minus
Decatur241
Grade: B
Dothan352
Grade: A
Enterprise121
Grade: A
Fairhope232
Grade: A-minus
Falkville200
Grade: B-plus
Florence343
Grade: A-minus
Gadsden463
Grade: B-plus
Guntersville220
Grade: B
Huntsville7102
Grade: B-plus
Jasper221
Grade: A
Lafayette210
Grade: B
Madison182
Grade: B-plus
Marion210
Grade: B-plus
Mobile11117
Grade: A-minus
Monroeville211
Grade: A
Montgomery8113
Grade: B
Northport263
Grade: B-plus
Oneonta211
Grade: A-minus
Opelika131
Grade: A-plus
Pell City321
Grade: B-minus
Phenix City2166
Grade: A-minus
Pleasant Grove2135
Grade: B-minus
Roanoke210
Grade: A
Scottsboro211
Grade: A-minus
Selma332
Grade: B-minus
Sylacauga221
Grade: A-minus