Adams Health & Rehab Center is in Alexander City, Alabama. The city has a population of 20,816 people. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. You really can not do any better than this nursing home. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
Adams Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Alexander City, Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually perfect. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many high-end grades, this nursing home was awarded an excellent long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a grade of B. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Turning to the fourth category, this facility was awarded an acceptable nursing score. Even though this isn't nearly as good as many of its other scores, this is truly a middle of the pack score. Our nursing score includes many subcategories, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Adams Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that sustained a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 92.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Adams Health & Rehab Center, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.