Diversicare of Arab is an average-sized nursing home located in Arab, Alabama. This nursing home received an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. Based on our analysis, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
Diversicare of Arab
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality facility is that it earned an impressive inspection score. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care grades this year. In fact, we awarded it one of our stronger scores in that category, with a score of B+. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.60627 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. In crafting these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The final area we assessed is nursing. This facility was awarded a favorable nursing score in our assessment, with a B-. Even though this is not quite as dominant as a few of its other grades, this is nevertheless a decent score in this category. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared to most other nursing homes. Finally, nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Arab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Arab, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Arab, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Arab, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Arab, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Arab, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Arab, 1.35% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Arab, 91.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Arab, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Arab, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Diversicare of Arab, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Arab, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Arab, 11.48 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Arab, 72.53% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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