Located in Atmore, Alabama, Atmore Nursing Center is the sole facility located in the area. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. As far as we can see, this facility should be a no brainer for most people. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Atmore Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
715 East Laurel Street,
Atmore AL 36502
72.1% estimated occupancy 1
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To go along with its favorable overall score, we gave this place a grade of A+ for inspections. Inspection grades are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means CMS did not deem 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a fine long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be this nursing home's second most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the impressive volume of care provided by aids and other staff at this facility, we also were pleased by the nursing home's vaccination statistics. By way of example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. This combination proved to be successful as this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. While it had 1.87 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our grade in this category. This facility provides a very impressive 4.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is among the more impressive totals in the country. Finally, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its residents sustaining falls leading to serious injury, this facility performed better than the national average. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. In this area, we gave this facility a decent grade of B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most critical for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This place performed respectably in this area with 46.7 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atmore Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atmore Nursing Center, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atmore Nursing Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atmore Nursing Center, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atmore Nursing Center, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atmore Nursing Center, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atmore Nursing Center, 1.38% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atmore Nursing Center, 91.71% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atmore Nursing Center, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atmore Nursing Center, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Atmore Nursing Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atmore Nursing Center, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atmore Nursing Center, 11.47 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atmore Nursing Center, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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