Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation is a large nursing home in Birmingham, Alabama. Sporting an overall grade of D, this is a lower end nursing home. We rated this as one of the five worst rated facilities in Birmingham. With more than 20 other nursing homes in the city, you should be able to do better. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
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Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation
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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 - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall score, we actually awarded it a fairly strong score in long-term care, where it earned a grade of B+. This is better than most facilities in this area. This helped an otherwise poor profile. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents 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.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable area is short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. Short-term care ratings are critical for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. There are a variety of criteria included in this grade. Most of the datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Turning our final area of inspections, this nursing home received an F in this area. Since this data is compiled by government inspectors, we heavily weight negative feedback in this area. For nursing homes with bad inspection scores, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed one category G through L deficiency, which are among the more serious deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies uncovered by the government inspectors had the potential to create actual harm to residents. Finally, we also want to point out that this facility received significant government fines recently totaling over $100,000. This usually suggests that a poor performance has been an issue for multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.24% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 91.17% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Birmingham, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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