Nursing Homes in Alabama
- 9thNational Rank
- 177Nursing Homes
- 9.23%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 2.99/5Average CMS Rating
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Alabama Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
In Alabama, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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