Located in Wiggins, Mississippi, Azalea Gardens Nursing Center is the only option located in the city. This nursing home turns out to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of C. This facility seems to have a few things working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Azalea Gardens Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
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Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Wiggins, Mississippi Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home's overall grade was bolstered by the fact that it has received favorable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of B+. This is a notably better score than the nursing home's overall score. Inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we had a generally positive view of this facility's inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category grades was in the area of short-term care. This wound up being its second most respectable category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most critical for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing ratings are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Long-term Care Quality
Our last area is long-term care, where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category. With our long-term care score, we look at the amount of services provided by a facility, as well as some quality statistics. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.47328 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Azalea Gardens Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 1.78% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 93.49% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azalea Gardens Nursing Center, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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