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 C, this looks like a middle of the road facility. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Diversicare of Pell City
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable grade in our long-term care category. We awarded this facility an above average grade of B+ in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.05 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our nursing category consists of a handful of datapoints, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this subcategory. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area was short-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. With our short-term care grade, we try to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory 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.
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, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Pell City, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Pell City, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients that have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Pell City, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Pell City, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Pell City, 1.24% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Pell City, 91.17% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Pell City, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Pell City, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Diversicare of Pell City, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Pell City, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Pell City, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Pell City, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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