Coosa Valley Nursing Facility is an average-sized facility in Sylacauga, Alabama. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the country. We flat out can't say enough good things about this place. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
Coosa Valley Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sylacauga, Alabama Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Sylacauga, Alabama Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Sylacauga, Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. 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 deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Not many facilities received a better grade in this area. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more meaningful for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a high-end long-term care grade. This actually turned out to be its third best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In our final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing rating. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. Our nursing grade is largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 nursing home 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Coosa Valley Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents which are given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 1.27% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 92.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
- Coosa Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.06 miles away315 W Hickory St Sylacauga Alabama 35150Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 249-5000