Located in Oxford, Alabama, Diversicare of Oxford is the sole facility we identified there. With an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. This place truly has plenty of good features. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Diversicare of Oxford
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1130 South Hale Street,
Oxford AL 36203
67.74% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- 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
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility earned near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
Among the reasons we graded this nursing home so well is that it was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care is its second most impressive category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.5086 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. There are quite a few factors included in this area. Many of these datapoints are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we scored was short-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Oxford Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Oxford, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Oxford, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Oxford, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Oxford, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Oxford, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Oxford, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Oxford, 92.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Oxford, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Oxford, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Diversicare of Oxford, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Oxford, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Oxford, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Oxford, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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