Adams Nursing Home 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 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. You really can not do much better than this nursing home. As you can see below, this place performed just as well in our category ratings. We give this place two thumbs up!
Adams Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also earned an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end grades, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A- in that area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, 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
We also want to point out the fact that this facility received a strong score of A- in our short-term care category. In the area of short-term care, we try to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The fourth area we looked at was nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of A-. This finished off a very impressive report card. Only a select few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. We analyzed the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Adams Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Adams Nursing Home, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Adams Nursing Home, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Adams Nursing Home, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Adams Nursing Home, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Adams Nursing Home, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Adams Nursing Home, 1.35% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Adams Nursing Home, 91.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Adams Nursing Home, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Adams Nursing Home, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Adams Nursing Home, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Adams Nursing Home, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Adams Nursing Home, 72.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.