Skip to content

Diversicare of Bessemer

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: BNov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: B+Oct 20: BJan 21: BFeb 21: BMar 21: BApr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B+Nov 21: B+Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
See Rating Overview
Diversicare of Bessemer's website

820 Golf Course Road,
Bessemer AL 35020

(205) 425-5241

73.94% estimated occupancy 1

Diversicare of Bessemer is located in Bessemer, Alabama, a city with 71,463 people. This is a very respectable facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade. This should be on your short list in Bessemer as we ranked it as one of the three best nursing homes in the city. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
January
January 1, 2021January 2, 2021January 3, 2021January 4, 2021January 5, 2021January 6, 2021January 7, 2021January 8, 2021January 9, 2021January 10, 2021January 11, 2021January 12, 2021January 13, 2021January 14, 2021January 15, 2021January 16, 2021January 17, 2021January 18, 2021January 19, 2021January 20, 2021January 21, 2021January 22, 2021January 23, 2021January 24, 2021January 25, 2021January 26, 2021January 27, 2021January 28, 2021January 29, 2021January 30, 2021January 31, 2021
February
February 1, 2021February 2, 2021February 3, 2021February 4, 2021February 5, 2021February 6, 2021February 7, 2021February 8, 2021February 9, 2021February 10, 2021February 11, 2021February 12, 2021February 13, 2021February 14, 2021February 15, 2021February 16, 2021February 17, 2021February 18, 2021February 19, 2021February 20, 2021February 21, 2021February 22, 2021February 23, 2021February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021February 27, 2021February 28, 2021
March
March 1, 2021March 2, 2021March 3, 2021March 4, 2021March 5, 2021March 6, 2021March 7, 2021March 8, 2021March 9, 2021March 10, 2021March 11, 2021March 12, 2021March 13, 2021March 14, 2021March 15, 2021March 16, 2021March 17, 2021March 18, 2021March 19, 2021March 20, 2021March 21, 2021March 22, 2021March 23, 2021March 24, 2021March 25, 2021March 26, 2021March 27, 2021March 28, 2021March 29, 2021March 30, 2021March 31, 2021
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also earned first-rate health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best grades in that category, with an A-. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Few facilities performed more favorably in this area. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 74.45415 percent of its patients. This is a bit less than we were hoping for. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. The nursing rating weighs numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we scored is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is a fair grade in this area. Short-term care grades are typically used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Diversicare of Bessemer Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 1.35% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 91.96% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 13.45% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 18.12% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 11.48 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Bessemer, 72.53% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Bessemer, AL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Bessemer, Alabama has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Medical West, an Affiliate of Uab Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 0.23 miles away995 9th Avenue Southwest Bessemer Alabama 35021Government - Hospital District or Authority(205) 481-7000
  • Princeton Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.36 miles away701 Princeton Avenue Southwest Birmingham Alabama 35211Voluntary non-profit - Church(205) 783-3800
  • Shelby Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.9 miles away1000 First Street North Alabaster Alabama 35007Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 620-8100
  • Brookwood Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.07 miles away2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive Birmingham Alabama 35209Proprietary(205) 877-1000
  • Children's Hospital of AlabamaChildrens 14.28 miles away1600 Seventh Avenue South Birmingham Alabama 35233Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 939-9100
  • Uab Callahan Eye Hospital AuthorityAcute Care Hospitals 14.41 miles away1720 University Blvd, Suite 500 Birmingham Alabama 35233Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 325-8100
  • University of Alabama HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.56 miles away619 South 19th Street Birmingham Alabama 35233Government - State(205) 934-4011
  • St Vincent's BirminghamAcute Care Hospitals 15.23 miles away810 St Vincent's Drive Birmingham Alabama 35205Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 939-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bessemer Kidney Center0.27 miles away975 9th Ave Sw Suite 500 Bessemer Alabama 35022Dialysis Stations: 36 (205) 424-3757
  • Jewel Dialysis1.67 miles away514 W. Town Plaza Bessemer Alabama 35020CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (205) 481-4386
  • Bessemer Dialysis2.09 miles away901 Westlake Mall Ste 101 Bessemer Alabama 35020Dialysis Stations: 16 (205) 424-1848
  • Fresenius Medical Care Mccalla, LLC2.7 miles away4748 Bell Hill Road Bessemer Alabama 35022Dialysis Stations: 13 (205) 424-8528
  • Fmc Midfield Dialysis5.81 miles away613 Bessemer Super Highway Birmingham Alabama 35228CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (205) 481-0019
  • Fmc Fairfield (Steel City)8.41 miles away6508 E. J. Oliver Blvd Fairfield Alabama 35064Dialysis Stations: 12 (205) 780-5122
  • Fresenius Medical Care Birmingham Home, LLC10.23 miles away35 West Lakeshore Drive Suite 105 Birmingham Alabama 35209Dialysis Stations: 13 (205) 290-1197
  • Ensley Dialysis10.86 miles away2630 Avenue E Birmingham Alabama 35218CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (205) 786-1371