Coosa Valley Healthcare Center
260 West Walnut Street, Sylacauga AL 35150 · (256) 249-5604 · 88.82% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
With an address in Sylacauga, Alabama, Coosa Valley Healthcare Center is one of just a few nursing homes in this city. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 25 facilities in Alabama. As far as we can see, this facility looks like a wonderful choice for most people. Headlining this nursing home's stellar report card is its nursing rating, which is addressed in the next section.
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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 85 Beds
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We also want to note that this nursing home excelled in our nursing grade. We gave them an A+ in this category. The nursing grade is based on many subcategories, most of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 5.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly skilled levels of nurses. This is among the better totals of nursing hours we were able to find. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This is based on the facility's government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this top notch facility also performed well in the area of long-term care. In this area, we gave it a grade of A+. Very few facilities fared better in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. It does not appear that this nursing home provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also received an excellent short-term care score, with an A-. This rounded out a straight A report card. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is generally a solid assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This facility elevated its score in this category by providing more care from registered nurses to its patients than the typical facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.