With an address in Laurel, Mississippi, Care Center of Laurel is one of a mere two 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.
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Care Center of Laurel
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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 100 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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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's next highest category is short-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this category, it still fared somewhat poorly. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. With a score in this range in this category, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in two of the key staffing areas we assess. In fact, it offered significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
The next area we graded was nursing, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. Nursing ratings are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This place averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. On top of ranking below average in nursing hours per resident, this nursing home also had poor scores in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This facility was at about 150 percent of the national average in both of these statistics. This is a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. These statistics helped pull down this nursing home's nursing grade significantly.
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, 16.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Care Center of Laurel, 5.02% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Care Center of Laurel, 0.38% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients which sustained a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Care Center of Laurel, 11.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Care Center of Laurel, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Care Center of Laurel, 0.42% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Care Center of Laurel, 97.64% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Care Center of Laurel, 19.25% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Care Center of Laurel, 21.94% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Care Center of Laurel, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Care Center of Laurel, 21.94% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Care Center of Laurel, 18.65% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Care Center of Laurel, 41.42% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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