Decatur Health & Rehab Center is in Decatur, Alabama, a city with 64,979 people. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. At the end of the day, this place would be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Decatur Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B in that category, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of B- in this category. Short-term care ratings are critical for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The last area we graded is nursing, turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this category. This is one of the couple of weak points of an otherwise impressive profile. When determining our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. With a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be reliable measures 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, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce 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 Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 1.24% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 91.17% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
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 taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Decatur Health & Rehab Center, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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