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!
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Diversicare of Boaz
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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
An additional reason we graded this nursing home so favorably is that it was given an A+ long-term care grade. This is just about as strong as it gets in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine profile, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant short-term care grade, with a grade of A. Short-term care scores are important for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
In our last area, this nursing home also was given an impressive nursing grade, with a grade of A-. This completed a very favorable report card. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Boaz Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Boaz, 3.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Boaz, 3.63% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Boaz, 1.93% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which have suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Boaz, 16.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Boaz, 26.16% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Boaz, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Boaz, 99.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Boaz, 6.5% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed 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
In Diversicare of Boaz, 7.19% 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, 0.01 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, 7.19% 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, 12.34% 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, 91.2% 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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