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Barfield Health Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 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

95.48% 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 91.92708 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of C in this category is by no means a bad score. Our nursing score assesses many subcategories, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we analyzed was short-term care, which is this facility's worst area. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. Naturally, this category hurt the facility's overall profile a bit. Short-term care grades are generally employed to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Barfield Health Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents that developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Barfield Health Care, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Barfield Health Care, 1.27% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Barfield Health Care, 92.58% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Barfield Health Care, 12.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 15.91% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Barfield Health Care, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Barfield Health Care, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Barfield Health Care, 11.46 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Barfield Health Care, 73.73% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

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