Attala County Nursing Center is located in Kosciusko, Mississippi. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. This place definitely has plenty of good features. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Attala County Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
326 Highway 12 West,
Kosciusko MS 39090
78.25% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a strong facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that category, we awarded it an A+. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It does not appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other achievements is its superb long-term care grade. We awarded them one of our more impressive scores in that category, with a score of A-. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, 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.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this nursing home received a decent short-term care grade of C. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is considered to be a solid measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Attala County Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Attala County Nursing Center, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Attala County Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Attala County Nursing Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Attala County Nursing Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Attala County Nursing Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Attala County Nursing Center, 2.3% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Attala County Nursing Center, 93.75% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Attala County Nursing Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Attala County Nursing Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Attala County Nursing Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Attala County Nursing Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Attala County Nursing Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Attala County Nursing Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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