Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Centre, Alabama. This city has a total of 10,087 people. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 25 nursing homes in Alabama. Based on our assessment, you can not go wrong with this facility. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
877 Cedar Bluff Road,
Centre AL 35960
75.45% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection grades are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to 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
Moving on to the final category, this facility was given a highly favorable short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an A in that category, rounding out a straight A profile. Our short-term care scores are crucial for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 92.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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