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Barfield Health Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Barfield Health Care's website

22444 Highway 431,
Guntersville AL 35976

(256) 582-3112

101.15% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Guntersville, Alabama, Barfield Health Care is one of only two available nursing homes there. This is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a solid choice for most people. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving a great overall rating, this facility fared even better in the area of inspections which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. We gave it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Not many facilities performed more favorably in this area. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 90.54054 percent of its residents against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

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. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this statistic. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's worst area is short-term care, which is the final area we scored. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of just D. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we discovered that this place offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Barfield Health Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents which have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Barfield Health Care, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Barfield Health Care, 1.35% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Barfield Health Care, 91.96% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 13.45% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Barfield Health Care, 18.12% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Barfield Health Care, 11.48 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 72.53% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fkc Arab3.66 miles away310 South Brindlee Mountain Parkway Arab Alabama 35016CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (256) 640-8283
  • Fresenius Medical Care Albertville, LLC10 miles away173 Business Park Dr Albertville Alabama 35951Dialysis Stations: 20 (256) 878-4480
  • Boaz Dialysis15.3 miles away16 Central Henderson Road Boaz Alabama 35957CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (256) 840-5931