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. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Comfort Care Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Feb 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider 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
Among its many dominant grades, this facility was given a strong long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.834496 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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. The nursing grade includes several factors. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care rating. This topped off a very favorable report card. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned 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, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 1.78% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 93.49% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Comfort Care Nursing Center, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- South Central Reg Med CtrAcute Care Hospitals 1.19 miles away1220 Jefferson St Box 607 Laurel Mississippi 39440Government - Local(601) 426-4000
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