Diversicare of Lanett is an average-sized facility located in Lanett, Alabama. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this is a strong facility. As far as we can see, this place looks like a solid choice for most people. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Diversicare of Lanett
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them 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
Among this nursing home's other achievements is its high-end long-term care score. We gave them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a score of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.04762 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities third best category is short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next category we rated was nursing. In that area, we awarded this facility a decent grade of B-. This was this facility's worst area. Our nursing rating includes many subcategories, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we like to look at quality-based statistics, such as the percent of residents who suffered pressure ulcers and major falls. These metrics are decent indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Lanett Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Lanett, 11.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Lanett, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Lanett, 1% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Lanett, 15.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Lanett, 17.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Lanett, 1% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Lanett, 98.61% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Lanett, 5.97% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Lanett, 7.69% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' health.
In Diversicare of Lanett, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Lanett, 7.69% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Lanett, 9.24% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Lanett, 90.2% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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