Attalla Health and Rehab is in Attalla, Alabama. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack grade. This facility seems to have a few things going for it. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Attalla Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
915 Stewart Avenue Southeast,
Attalla AL 35954
50.38% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this place received a much better grade for long-term care than it did overall. we gave it one of our highest scores in that area with an impressive grade of A-. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 89.808914 percent of its patients. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B. The nursing grade features a number of datapoints. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. 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 facility 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the road score in this category. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services To offer high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The important question is whether this also impacted quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
Turning the last category of inspections, this facility did not fare well. Sadly, it received an F in this category. This dragged this facility's overall score down as we heavily weight this category. For places with poor inspection scores, you should focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we would like to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This typically suggests that a bad track record has been an issue for multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Attalla Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 92.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Attalla Health and Rehab, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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