Daniel Health Care 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.
Daniel Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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 6.8 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 99.15014 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.
In the last category we graded, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the facility rounded out a first-rate profile. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this category. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state 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 employing a policy of turning residents more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Daniel Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Daniel Health Care, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Daniel Health Care, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Daniel Health Care, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Daniel Health Care, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Daniel Health Care, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Daniel Health Care, 2.34% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Daniel Health Care, 93.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Daniel Health Care, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Daniel Health Care, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Daniel Health Care, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Daniel Health Care, 23.26 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 Daniel Health Care, 13.82 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 Daniel Health Care, 68.23% 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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