Carthage Senior Care is one of just two nursing homes located in Carthage, Mississippi. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is very good score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the United States. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Carthage Senior Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find 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
This nursing home also was given a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.82609 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this area. In our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. We gave this facility a solid grade in that category, with a B-. While this was not as high as several of its other grades, it is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. Our nursing rating includes a handful of factors, but the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. 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 nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carthage Senior Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carthage Senior Care, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Senior Care, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Senior Care, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Senior Care, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Senior Care, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Senior Care, 2.3% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Senior Care, 93.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Senior Care, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Senior Care, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Carthage Senior Care, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Senior Care, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.