Crowne Health Care of Citronelle is a facility located in Citronelle, Alabama, which has a total of 7,183 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the highest scores that we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Crowne Health Care of Citronelle
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
19225 North 4th Street,
Citronelle AL 36522
99.56% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually perfect. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many dominant scores, this facility was given an excellent long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of very favorable nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination record was first-rate as well. In fact, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.33 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our stronger grades in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. Short-term care grades are typically employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. This was more of a strength for this facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Alabama in this area with 62.2 percent of its residents returning home.
The last category we rated was nursing. This facility received a better than average nursing rating in our assessment, with a B-. Although this is not nearly as elite as a few of its other scores, this is still an acceptable grade in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes quite a few subcategories, but the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. With 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility surpassed the vast majority of places. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Crowne Health Care of Citronelle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 1.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 91.71% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates 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 care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 11.47 Percentage of Patients
This is 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 overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crowne Health Care of Citronelle, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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