Anniston Health and Rehab Services is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Anniston, Alabama. This facility is among the top facilities we assessed. It was given one of the top scores we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities nationally. This place also received very consistent grades in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Anniston Health and Rehab Services
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
p.o. Box 1825,
Anniston AL 36207
80.58% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its dominant accomplishments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A for its long-term care score. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its fine assessment, this facility also was given a superb short-term care score, with a score of A-. In determining our short-term care grades, 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 formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
In the last category, this facility also was given an excellent nursing grade, with a grade of B+. This completed an elite profile. In calculating our nursing scores, we weigh both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a patient 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, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 1.27% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 92.58% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Anniston Health and Rehab Services, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This is 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, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.