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Diversicare of Riverchase

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Diversicare of Riverchase's website

2500 Riverhaven Drive,
Birmingham AL 35244

(205) 987-0901

83.63% estimated occupancy 1

Diversicare of Riverchase is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Birmingham, Alabama. This facility was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a well below average grade. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Birmingham. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Although we didn't rate this facility favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent grade in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with too many deficiencies flagged. This facility was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of C. Our nursing score is mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other nursing homes. Finally, nursing scores also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are presumably most important for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Given its grade in this area, we were not surprised to find that this facility was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. Finally, we considered the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we looked at is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a poor score in this area as well. It received a lowly F in this category, which is obviously a major concern. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated 66.66667 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is several points below what we expected. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Diversicare of Riverchase Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

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

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

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

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 1.27% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 92.58% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 12.92% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 15.91% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 11.46 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 73.73% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Birmingham, AL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Birmingham, Alabama has 15 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Grandview Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.63 miles away3690 Grandview Parkway Birmingham Alabama 35243Proprietary(205) 971-1000
  • Brookwood Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.99 miles away2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive Birmingham Alabama 35209Proprietary(205) 877-1000
  • Shelby Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.64 miles away1000 First Street North Alabaster Alabama 35007Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 620-8100
  • Uab Callahan Eye Hospital AuthorityAcute Care Hospitals 8.74 miles away1720 University Blvd, Suite 500 Birmingham Alabama 35233Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 325-8100
  • Children's Hospital of AlabamaChildrens 8.76 miles away1600 Seventh Avenue South Birmingham Alabama 35233Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 939-9100
  • University of Alabama HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.94 miles away619 South 19th Street Birmingham Alabama 35233Government - State(205) 934-4011
  • Princeton Baptist Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.03 miles away701 Princeton Avenue Southwest Birmingham Alabama 35211Voluntary non-profit - Church(205) 783-3800
  • St Vincent's BirminghamAcute Care Hospitals 9.05 miles away810 St Vincent's Drive Birmingham Alabama 35205Voluntary non-profit - Private(205) 939-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Hoover1.34 miles away2104 Lorna Ridge Lane Birmingham Alabama 35216Dialysis Stations: 12 (205) 979-3708
  • Fmc Cahaba Valley2.61 miles away120 Cahaba Valley Parkway Suite 150 Pelham Alabama 35124Dialysis Stations: 24 (205) 988-0469
  • Fresenius Medical Care Birmingham Home, LLC5.18 miles away35 West Lakeshore Drive Suite 105 Birmingham Alabama 35209Dialysis Stations: 13 (205) 290-1197
  • Renal Treatment Centers Southeast, Lp6.13 miles away5406 Highway 280, Suite d107 Birmingham Alabama 35242Dialysis Stations: 10 (205) 981-2045
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc.6.29 miles away105 Inverness Cors Birmingham Alabama 35242Dialysis Stations: 10 (205) 981-4925
  • Rcg Southside8.71 miles away2131 Magnolia Ave South #100 Birmingham Alabama 35205Dialysis Stations: 16 (205) 322-4382
  • Fmc Shelby8.74 miles away1022 First Street North Suite 101 Alabaster Alabama 35007Dialysis Stations: 12 (205) 620-6867
  • Childrens Hospital Dialysis8.75 miles away1600 7th Avenue South Birmingham Alabama 35233Dialysis Stations: 7 (205) 638-9275