With an address in Laurel, Mississippi, Care Center of Laurel is one of a mere three nursing homes in the city. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a solid rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. This facility did not fare well in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Care Center of Laurel
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. 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 still had favorable view of this nursing home's recent inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home received favorable long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our higher grades in this category, with a grade of B. This proved to be the nursing home's second highest grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.2126 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was short-term care, which turned out to be a weak spot for this facility. We awarded this nursing home a D for the area of short-term care. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is more often than not a meaningful measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Care Center of Laurel Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Care Center of Laurel, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Care Center of Laurel, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents which had falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Care Center of Laurel, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Care Center of Laurel, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Care Center of Laurel, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Care Center of Laurel, 2.34% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Care Center of Laurel, 93.38% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Care Center of Laurel, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Care Center of Laurel, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Care Center of Laurel, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Care Center of Laurel, 23.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Care Center of Laurel, 13.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Care Center of Laurel, 68.23% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay 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 facility's rehabilitation services.
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