Diversicare of Amory is in Amory, Mississippi, a city with 12,528 people. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We really can't say enough great things about this nursing home. If you look below, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.
Diversicare of Amory
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1215 Earl Frye Drive,
Amory MS 38821
69.67% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home received an excellent inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. It does not appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf resume, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, we gave it a score of A for that category. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 95.91281 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing ratings are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care. This facility received a better than average nursing score in our assessment, with a grade of B. While this is not quite as dominant as several of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our more favorable scores for this area. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Amory Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Amory, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Amory, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that experienced falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Amory, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Amory, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Amory, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Amory, 2.3% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Amory, 93.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Amory, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Amory, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Diversicare of Amory, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Amory, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Amory, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Amory, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- North Mississippi Medical Center-Gilmore AmoryAcute Care Hospitals 0.37 miles away1105 Earl Frye Blvd Amory Mississippi 38821Proprietary(662) 256-7111
- Monroe Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 11.16 miles away400 South Chestnut Street Aberdeen Mississippi 39730Voluntary non-profit - Private(662) 369-2455
- Rcg Aberdeen (Blue Bluff)10.85 miles away308 Highway 8 West Aberdeen Mississippi 39730CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (662) 369-6149