With an address in Tupelo, Mississippi, Cedars Health Center is one of just a few nursing homes in this city. This isn't a high quality facility with a D overall grade. Unfortunately, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Tupelo. Based on our assessment, we would be very reluctant to recommend this facility. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Cedars Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Cedars Health Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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
Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a slightly more favorable score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for this category, which is not bad. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
We also awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Nursing scores are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provides only 0.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this statistic. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning residents even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of B- for the area. In calculating our long-term care scores, we size up the assistance with daily living received by the nursing home's residents. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is a very solid datapoint. This facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Health Center, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Health Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Health Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Health Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Health Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Health Center, 2.3% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Health Center, 93.75% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Health Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Health Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Cedars Health Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Health Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedars Health Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Health Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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