Comfort Care Nursing Center is a large government-owned facility located in Laurel, Mississippi. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the most impressive grades we offer. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as the number one facility in Laurel. As you will see below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Comfort Care Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat 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
This facility also was given a high-end long-term care score. This actually ended up being this facility's second strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.7462 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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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+. Our nursing rating includes a handful of datapoints, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in this category, with a B. Even though this wasn't as favorable as some of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless a positive score. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Comfort Care Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 2.34% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 93.38% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 23.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 13.82 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 emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
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