Carthage Senior Care is one of just two nursing homes located in Carthage, Mississippi. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end 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
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Carthage Senior Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
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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
Adding to its elite resume, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.88732 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. 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
This facility also received a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B in this category. Our short-term care grades are probably more critical for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we graded was nursing. This nursing home received a favorable nursing grade in our assessment, with a grade of B-. While this was not quite as strong as many of its other category grades, this is still an acceptable score for that category. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This place provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this metric. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carthage Senior Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carthage Senior Care, 16.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Senior Care, 5.63% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Senior Care, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Senior Care, 26.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Senior Care, 19.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Senior Care, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Senior Care, 98.94% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Senior Care, 20.97% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Senior Care, 18.39% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Carthage Senior Care, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Senior Care, 18.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carthage Senior Care, 18.54% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.