Aurora Health and Rehabilitation is an average-sized facility located in Columbus, Mississippi. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor nursing home. This isn't the worse place we looked at, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
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Aurora Health and Rehabilitation
- 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
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a grade of A- for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that had too many severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility only earned a D for its long-term care score, which is not a very good score. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 96.07143 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable total. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is a very poor score. Our short-term care grades are probably most meaningful for people requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place provides significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Aurora Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 1.78% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 93.49% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, 67.34% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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