Andalusia Manor is located in Andalusia, Alabama, a city with 19,914 people. With an overall grade of A+, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 10 facilities in Alabama. We simply can not say enough good things about this place. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- 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 - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility has earned near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Places that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category, this nursing home also received a first-rate short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This finished off an elusive straight A profile. Our short-term care ratings are probably more important for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Andalusia Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Andalusia Manor, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Andalusia Manor, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Andalusia Manor, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Andalusia Manor, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Andalusia Manor, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Andalusia Manor, 1.27% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Andalusia Manor, 92.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Andalusia Manor, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Andalusia Manor, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Andalusia Manor, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Andalusia Manor, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Andalusia Manor, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Andalusia Manor, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.