Cleburne County Nursing Home is an average-sized government-owned facility in Heflin, Alabama. Sporting an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. As far as we can see, this place is a solid choice for quite a few people. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Cleburne County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
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Best Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Without having the deficiency related data for this nursing home, it ended up being a challenge to really grade it in this area.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care grades this year. Indeed, we gave it one of our stronger grades in that area, with a grade of B. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.564514 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility was given a respectable short-term care score. Although this isn't quite as elite as several of its other scores, this is really a middle of the pack score. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is often a fair assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cleburne County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 1.24% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 91.17% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cleburne County Nursing Home, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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