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Diversicare of Meridian

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Diversicare of Meridian's website

4728 Highway 39 North,
Meridian MS 39301

(601) 482-8151

71.5% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Meridian, Mississippi, Diversicare of Meridian is one of eight available nursing homes there. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a quality rating. The facilities in Meridian received high scores across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the best places in Mississippi to find a nursing home. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed even better in our inspections category which is associated with the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we gave it an A+ for this area, which is one of our highest grades. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a score of A- for our long-term care grade. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. Our nursing score includes many factors, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we rated is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a C in this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Diversicare of Meridian Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Diversicare of Meridian, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 2.3% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Meridian, 93.75% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 18.95% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 20.82% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 13.63 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 69.18% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Meridian, MS

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Meridian, Mississippi has 7 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Rush Foundation HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.87 miles away1314 19th Ave Meridian Mississippi 39301Voluntary non-profit - Private(601) 483-0011
  • Anderson Regional Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 2.91 miles away2124 14 St Meridian Mississippi 39301Voluntary non-profit - Private(601) 553-6000
  • Anderson Rmc SouthAcute Care Hospitals 3.08 miles away1102 Constitution Avenue Meridian Mississippi 39301Proprietary(601) 484-3590

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rcg Meridian1.9 miles away2205 Hwy 39 North Meridian Mississippi 39301CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 61 (601) 483-0606
  • Rcg Mississippi, Inc3.43 miles away1300 38th Avenue East Meridian Mississippi 39301Dialysis Stations: 14 (601) 482-4808