Cedars Health Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Tupelo, Mississippi. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. This is just about as good of a facility as you'll find. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Cedars Health Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2800 West Main Street,
Tupelo MS 38801
77.42% 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. Our inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor dings aren't something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many elite grades, this facility was awarded an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A- in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of very favorable nursing hour statistics, this facility's vaccination records was superb also. In fact, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.7 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a strong short-term care score. This actually is its third strongest category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that it performed better than most nursing homes with 54.5 percent of its residents able to return home.
Switching gears to the fourth category, this nursing home was awarded an excellent nursing rating. While this wasn't nearly as strong as several of its other grades, this remains one of the more impressive scores we offer. The nursing score weighs many data points. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This place provided 5.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an impressive figure which typically corresponds with quality care. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Health Center, 10.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Health Center, 3.22% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Health Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Health Center, 20.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Health Center, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Health Center, 2.28% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Health Center, 93.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Health Center, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Health Center, 23.12% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Cedars Health Center, 1.72 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Health Center, 23.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedars Health Center, 13.75 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Health Center, 67.86% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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