The Meadows is a large nursing home located in Fulton, Mississippi. Sporting an overall score of A, this is without a doubt a first-rate facility. Based on our assessment, this place looks like a great choice for most people. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1905 South Adams Street,
Fulton MS 38843
91.3% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Fulton, Mississippi Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Fulton, Mississippi Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. It does not appear that we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was given a superb score of A in our short-term care category. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this nursing home was awarded first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.15254 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last area we rated is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Even though this proved to be its lowest category score, this is still an impressive grade. We assessed the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Mississippi in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Meadows, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Meadows, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Meadows, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Meadows, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Meadows, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Meadows, 2.3% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Meadows, 93.75% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Meadows, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Meadows, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In The Meadows, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Meadows, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Meadows, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Meadows, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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