Capitol Hill Healthcare Center is one of only three nursing homes located in Montgomery, Alabama. This nursing home proved to be a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
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Capitol Hill Healthcare 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
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it does not look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 95.75672 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. 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. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for our short-term care category. This is the facility's worst category score. However, you should not over-emphasize a single bad score. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is frequently a solid measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.7 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Capitol Hill Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 10.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 1.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients that had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 12.19% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 12.19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 0% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 97.88% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 13.68% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 6.29% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 6.29% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 2.97% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of 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 Capitol Hill Healthcare Center, 69.31% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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