With an address in Pell City, Alabama, Diversicare of Pell City is one of just three available nursing homes in this city. With an overall score of B-, this looks like a middle of the road facility. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Pell City. The best part of this facility's profile was is its long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
Diversicare of Pell City
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home earned a long-term care grade which is better than its overall score. We gave this facility a B in this category. This helped its overall grade. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.5122 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Alabama in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
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This nursing home also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This grade is also better than the facility's overall score. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care. This facility received a B- in the category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Pell City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Pell City, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Pell City, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who had a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Pell City, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Pell City, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Pell City, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Pell City, 1.35% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Pell City, 91.96% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Pell City, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Pell City, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Pell City, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Pell City, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Pell City, 11.48 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Pell City, 72.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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