Diversicare of Boaz is the only nursing home we found in Boaz, Alabama. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. A score in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. As you will find below, this facility performed just as well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
Diversicare of Boaz
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
600 Corley Avenue,
Boaz AL 35957
94.5% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a favorable overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe 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
This facility also was given a very strong long-term care score. This actually turned out to be this facility's second strongest category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, this facility received a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this category. Our short-term care grades are believed to be most important for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The final area we rated is nursing, where this facility received a grade of A-. This wrapped up a very strong report card. Not many nursing homes received an A- or better in every single category. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a patient more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Boaz Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Boaz, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Boaz, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Boaz, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Boaz, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Boaz, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Boaz, 1.27% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Boaz, 92.58% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Boaz, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Boaz, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Diversicare of Boaz, 1.62 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 Boaz, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Boaz, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Boaz, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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