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Diversicare of Riverchase

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 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

81.74% 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. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management

Registered Staff Hours

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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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its long-term care rating, which is well below average in this category. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. We were a bit concerned this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to just 61.538464 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last area we analyzed was short-term care, which proved to be a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a grade of just D in short-term care. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Given its poor score in this area, we were not stunned to learn this nursing home offered substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Diversicare of Riverchase Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have had a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 1.35% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 91.96% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 13.45% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 18.12% Percentage of Residents

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

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 11.48 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Diversicare of Riverchase, 72.53% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

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