With an address in Tupelo, Mississippi, Cedars Health Center is one of just a few nursing homes in this city. We awarded this facility an overall score of A, resulting in it being the number one rated facility in Tupelo. We simply can not say enough great things about this place. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good.
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Cedars Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Tupelo, Mississippi Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Tupelo, Mississippi Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Tupelo, Mississippi Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.99244 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In addition, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. The nursing grade includes many datapoints, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth area we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B+. This finished off a very strong profile. Very few facilities received a B+ or better in all four categories. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is generally a useful assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Health Center, 3.97% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Health Center, 7.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Health Center, 2.58% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Health Center, 24.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Health Center, 24.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Health Center, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Health Center, 99.5% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Health Center, 14.62% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Health Center, 18.13% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Cedars Health Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Health Center, 18.13% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedars Health Center, 18.55% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Health Center, 76.3% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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