Anniston Health and Rehab Services is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Anniston, Alabama. This facility appears to be among the better facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Anniston Health and Rehab Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end performance in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Building on its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A-. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
The last category we looked at is nursing, in which this facility was given a B-. While this turned out to be its least impressive category grade, this is still not a terrible score. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving residents more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Anniston Health and Rehab Services Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 15.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 1.4% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 25.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 6.32% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 4.91% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 4.91% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 13.85% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 76.55% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.