Located in Cullman, Alabama, Cullman Health Care Center is one of four facilities in the area. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Cullman Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly perfect. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this facility's list of accomplishments, it also was given a very favorable long-term care score. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is nursing, was this facility's worst area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This is one of just a couple of weak links in an otherwise strong profile. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cullman Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cullman Health Care Center, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cullman Health Care Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cullman Health Care Center, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cullman Health Care Center, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cullman Health Care Center, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cullman Health Care Center, 1.35% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cullman Health Care Center, 91.96% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cullman Health Care Center, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cullman Health Care Center, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cullman Health Care Center, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Scores for Cullman, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
Looking for more options? Cullman, Alabama has 3 other nursing homes
- Cullman Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.44 miles away1912 Alabama Highway 157 Cullman Alabama 35058Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 737-2000
- Dci Cullman0.93 miles away1734 Eva Road Ne Cullman Alabama 35055CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (256) 734-3055
- Renal Treatment Centers Southeast Lp2.6 miles away1830 Lee Ave Sw Suite B-D Cullman Alabama 35055Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 736-9276
- Dialysis Clinic, Inc.3.32 miles away208 Broadway Dr Sw Cullman Alabama 35055Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 737-8222
- Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc.6.82 miles away1850 Parkland Dr Ne Cullman Alabama 35058Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 736-1051