Diversicare of Foley is in Foley, Alabama. We gave this facility an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. In our view, you would be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Diversicare of Foley
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Diversicare of Foley has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our short-term care rating. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
We were also surprised to find that this facility received a decent nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. Our nursing grade is primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is not an impressive total. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't perform poorly in the area of long-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of C in that area, which turned out to be among its higher scores. Long-term care scores are based on a nursing home's amount of nursing services. This means a vast range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on our final area of inspections, this facility received an F in this area. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we heavily weight negative feedback in this area. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We recommend you scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Foley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Foley, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Foley, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Foley, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Foley, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Foley, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Foley, 1.27% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Foley, 92.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Foley, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Foley, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Foley, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Foley, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Foley, 11.46 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. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Foley, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- South Baldwin Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.17 miles away1613 North Mckenzie Street Foley Alabama 36535Proprietary(251) 949-3400
- Thomas HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.7 miles away750 Morphy Avenue Fairhope Alabama 36532Voluntary non-profit - Private(251) 928-2375
- Eastpointe HospitalPsychiatric 18.9 miles away7400 Roper Lane Daphne Alabama 36526Voluntary non-profit - Other(251) 378-6500
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- Fmc Eastern Shore14.48 miles away124 Professional Park Dr Fairhope Alabama 36532CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (251) 928-7835
- Home Dialysis Options of Baldwin County19.82 miles away27880 N. Main St, Suite A Daphne Alabama 36526Dialysis Stations: 4 (251) 626-1086