Decatur Health & Rehab Center is in Decatur, Alabama, a city with 64,979 people. This is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. Based on our assessment, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Decatur Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality facility is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A+. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care grades this year. Indeed, we gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category turned out to be its long-term care grade, where it was given a B-. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. This nursing home keeps 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.
The next area we graded was nursing. We awarded this facility a D for nursing, leaving this as its least impressive grade. We looked at the levels of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Decatur Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 1.27% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 92.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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