Carthage Senior Care is a small nursing home located in Carthage, Mississippi. This facility appears to be among the higher-rated nursing homes we looked at. A grade in this range requires very strong marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. As you can see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Carthage Senior Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1065 East Franklin Street,
Carthage MS 39051
79.09% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its high-end resume, this nursing home also received a strong long-term care score, with a score of A-. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the impressive quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff at this facility, we also were happy with the facility's vaccination record. By way of example, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. This combination proved to be successful as this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Although it had 3.69 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. The nursing grade weighs many datapoints, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 4.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which was among the better figures we found. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is this nursing home's weakest category. Nevertheless, even its weakest link would likely be a strength for most facilities. In fact, we gave it a favorable grade of B in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carthage Senior Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carthage Senior Care, 10.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Senior Care, 3.22% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Senior Care, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Senior Care, 20.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Senior Care, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Senior Care, 2.28% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Senior Care, 93.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Senior Care, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Senior Care, 23.12% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Carthage Senior Care, 1.72 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Senior Care, 23.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.