Diversicare of Big Springs is located in Huntsville, Alabama. This city has 190,178 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some decent scores. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's profile was its stellar inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Diversicare of Big Springs
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its inspection grade. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a favorable score in long-term care. This nursing home received a B in this category, which happens to be one of our better grades. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 77.374306 percent of its patients, which is slightly below what we expected. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. The nursing rating includes several datapoints, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat concerning figure which is well below the national average. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. We gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is a poor grade. This is certainly a major concern. Our short-term care grade is generally used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. In this facility's case, it looks like it provides fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The last item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Big Springs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 1.24% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 91.17% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Big Springs, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of 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 Diversicare of Big Springs, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Huntsville, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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