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.
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Diversicare of Oxford
- 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 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
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Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.7807 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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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 is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did very well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was short-term care. We gave this facility an acceptable grade in this area, with a grade of C. While this wasn't as high as some of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. In calculating these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below 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, 4.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Oxford, 2.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Oxford, 2.9% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Oxford, 14.02% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Oxford, 18.37% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Oxford, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Oxford, 99.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Oxford, 9.02% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Oxford, 9.82% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Diversicare of Oxford, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Oxford, 9.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Oxford, 9.57% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Oxford, 88.23% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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