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Diversicare of Meridian

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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4728 Highway 39 North,
Meridian MS 39301

(601) 482-8151

73.08% estimated occupancy 1

Diversicare of Meridian is one of seven facilities located in Meridian, Mississippi. Sporting an overall grade of B, this is a good facility. You could definitely do much worse than this place. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities fared better in that category. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category generally have 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Building on its impressive profile, this place also excelled in the category of nursing. We awarded it a grade of B+ for that category. Our nursing score is largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. With 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the national average. Lastly, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, in terms of the number of its patients sustaining falls which lead to major injury, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a score of B. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.31507 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.25 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the next area, this facility was awarded a decent short-term care grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is typically used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 44.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Diversicare of Meridian Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Meridian, 10.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 3.22% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 20.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 2.28% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 93.89% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 19.45% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 23.12% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 1.72 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 23.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Meridian, 13.75 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Meridian, 67.86% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Meridian, MS

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

Looking for more options? Meridian, Mississippi has 6 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

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