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Diversicare of Pell City

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Diversicare of Pell City's website

510 Wolf Creek Road, North,
Pell City AL 35125

(205) 338-3329

69.57% estimated occupancy 1

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 D, this is a well below average facility. Unfortunately, this grade is not too far off the city grade for Pell City, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still ought to be able to find a better option More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

While we weren't complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it earned an impressive long-term care score this year. We gave it a B+ in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.51691 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. 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 an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Surprisingly, this nursing home actually earned a good grade in inspections as well. In fact, we awarded it a B for that category, which is one of our better scores. Few facilities that were this poor overall received multiple category grades of this caliber. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing score analyzes a handful of factors, however, the main one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last category we analyzed was short-term care, in which this facility received a bottom of the barrel grade in this category as well. It received an F in this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. Short-term care scores are critical for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a grade this poor for this area, we were not surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in many staffing figures we assess. In fact, it supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.4 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Diversicare of Pell City Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Pell City, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 1.27% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 92.58% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 12.92% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Diversicare of Pell City, 15.91% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Diversicare of Pell City, 1.62 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: A-plus

In Diversicare of Pell City, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Pell City, 11.46 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Pell City, 73.73% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Vincent's St ClairAcute Care Hospitals 10.51 miles away7063 Veterans Parkway Pell City Alabama 35125Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 338-3301
  • St Vincent's EastAcute Care Hospitals 14.46 miles away50 Medical Park East Drive Birmingham Alabama 35235Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 838-3122
  • Grandview Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.16 miles away3690 Grandview Parkway Birmingham Alabama 35243Proprietary(205) 971-1000
  • Brookwood Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.89 miles away2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive Birmingham Alabama 35209Proprietary(205) 877-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Leeds Dialysis6.12 miles away1650 Maxey Drive Leeds Alabama 35094Dialysis Stations: 10 (205) 699-5383
  • Dci Pell City9.08 miles away62 Cogswell Drive Pell City Alabama 35125Dialysis Stations: 15 (205) 884-4240
  • Nna of Alabama, Inc10.85 miles away7067 Veterans Pkwy Suite 120 Pell City Alabama 35125Dialysis Stations: 13 (205) 338-4515
  • Renal Treatment Centers Southeast, Lp12.57 miles away218 Main Street Suite 114 & 118 Trussville Alabama 35173Dialysis Stations: 16 (205) 655-0871
  • Fresenius Medical Care Trussville, LLC13.41 miles away3671 Roosevelt Blvd Birmingham Alabama 35235Dialysis Stations: 20 (205) 655-0961
  • Birmingham East Dialysis15.05 miles away1105 East Park Drive Birmingham Alabama 35235CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (205) 833-6003
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc.16 miles away105 Inverness Cors Birmingham Alabama 35242Dialysis Stations: 10 (205) 981-4925
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc.16.02 miles away9540 Parkway E Birmingham Alabama 35215Dialysis Stations: 13 (205) 838-2652