Atmore Nursing Center is an average-sized facility in Atmore, Alabama. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of the top scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We flat out can't say enough favorable things about this facility. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Atmore Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. When computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, we awarded this facility a score of A- for its long-term care score. This is a very impressive rating. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.29078 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a solid grade in this area, with a grade of B-. While this is not as dominant as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is often a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atmore Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atmore Nursing Center, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atmore Nursing Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atmore Nursing Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atmore Nursing Center, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atmore Nursing Center, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atmore Nursing Center, 1.24% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atmore Nursing Center, 91.17% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atmore Nursing Center, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atmore Nursing Center, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Atmore Nursing Center, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atmore Nursing Center, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atmore Nursing Center, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atmore Nursing Center, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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