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Altoona Health & Rehab

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Altoona Health & Rehab's website

6532 Walnut Grove Road,
Altoona AL 35952

(205) 589-6394

88.2% estimated occupancy 1

Altoona Health & Rehab is a small nursing home in Altoona, Alabama. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the best grades we offer. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. This also ended up being a very consistent facility with consistent scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with a favorable overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. The nursing score includes a handful of datapoints, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The next area we assessed is long-term care. Contributing to its first-rate profile, this facility also excelled in this category. In fact, we awarded it a of A- in that category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In our final area, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its short-term care grade. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Altoona Health & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 1.35% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 91.96% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 13.45% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 18.12% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Altoona Health & Rehab, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Riverview Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.18 miles away600 South Third Street Gadsden Alabama 35901Proprietary(256) 543-5200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rcg Oneonta12.34 miles away150 Gilbreath Drive, Suite 1 Oneonta Alabama 35121Dialysis Stations: 12 (205) 625-6903
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Attalla, LLC12.99 miles away801 Gilbert Ferry Rd Se Attalla Alabama 35954Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 691-0766
  • Boaz Dialysis15.22 miles away16 Central Henderson Road Boaz Alabama 35957CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (256) 840-5931
  • Rainbow City Dialysis16.66 miles away2800 Rainbow Drive Rainbow City Alabama 35906Dialysis Stations: 16 (256) 413-3245
  • Fresenius Medical Care Albertville, LLC17.4 miles away173 Business Park Dr Albertville Alabama 35951Dialysis Stations: 20 (256) 878-4480
  • Fresenius Medical Care Coosa River, LLC18.13 miles away708 S 4th St Gadsden Alabama 35901Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 439-5948
  • Gadsden Dialysis18.21 miles away409 South First Street Gadsden Alabama 35901Dialysis Stations: 24 (256) 547-2457
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Gadsden Acq, LLC19.89 miles away800 Goodyear Avenue Gadsden Alabama 35903CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (256) 456-1242