Comfort Care Nursing Center is a large government-owned facility located in Laurel, Mississippi. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the most elite facilities we looked at. A score of this caliber requires superb marks across the board. Not surprisingly, this is the highest graded facility in Laurel. As you can find below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It's hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Comfort Care Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1100 West Drive,
Laurel MS 39440
83.65% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its impressive accomplishments in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.33925 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the senior population. 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 number.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a B. While this ended up being its worst category grade, this is still a favorable rating. Our short-term care scores are arguably most meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 2.3% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 93.75% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 1.95 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
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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