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Clay County Nursing Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: B-Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A-Nov 21: AJan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-
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Clay County Nursing Home's website

83825 Highway 9 P O Box 1270,
Ashland AL 36251

(256) 354-1145

82.89% estimated occupancy 1

Clay County Nursing Home is the only option we found in Ashland, Alabama. It looks like this nursing home is one of the more impressive facilities we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires very strong scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the nation. As you can see below, this place also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was superb in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.36066 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. There are many factors included in this area. Most of these criteria are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we assessed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B. Even though this is its worst category grade, this is still an impressive score. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This area is frequently a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Clay County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Clay County Nursing Home, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure measures the percent of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Clay County Nursing Home, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced falls leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Clay County Nursing Home, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered from a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Clay County Nursing Home, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Clay County Nursing Home, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Clay County Nursing Home, 1.35% of Patients

This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Clay County Nursing Home, 91.96% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Clay County Nursing Home, 13.45% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Clay County Nursing Home, 18.12% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Clay County Nursing Home, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Clay County Nursing Home, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.