Diversicare of Ripley is a large nursing home located in Ripley, Mississippi. Sporting an overall grade of B, this nursing home is a great choice. In our view, this facility is a good fit for most people. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Diversicare of Ripley
- 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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.22279 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care. This facility received an above average short-term care score, with a grade of B in the category. In computing these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Moving on to the final area, this facility received an acceptable nursing grade of C. In calculating our nursing scores, we assess both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below average. Finally, nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Ripley Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Ripley, 9.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Ripley, 4.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Ripley, 0.85% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Ripley, 6.97% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Ripley, 28.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Ripley, 0.55% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Ripley, 99.61% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Ripley, 11.66% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Ripley, 12.76% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Diversicare of Ripley, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Ripley, 12.76% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Ripley, 15.75% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Ripley, 80.54% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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