Coosa Valley Nursing Facility is an average-sized facility in Sylacauga, Alabama. With an A overall grade, we rated this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.
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Coosa Valley Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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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
One of the reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Inspection ratings are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not consider 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 was dominant in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Very few facilities fared better in this area. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, we gave this facility a score of A- for its long-term care score. This is a dominant grade. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.28825 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home was awarded an extremely favorable nursing score. We gave it a grade of A- in that area, rounding out a straight A profile. There are a number of factors within this area. Many of these subcategories reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently 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, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that have sustained falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 1.24% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 91.17% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Coosa Valley Nursing Facility, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
- Coosa Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.06 miles away315 W Hickory St Sylacauga Alabama 35150Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 249-5000