Diversicare of Tupelo is in Tupelo, Mississippi, a city with a total of 47,156 people. It looks like this facility is a lower end nursing home. A score of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Tupelo. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
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Diversicare of Tupelo
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Diversicare of Tupelo has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a poor overall grade, we actually awarded it a fairly respectable grade in the category of inspections, where it received a B-. This was certainly better than its other category grades. Inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Nursing scores are primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, while this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third highest category is its short-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this area. Our long-term care scores are more critical for folks needing more traditional assistance associated with personal care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 98.13433 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Tupelo Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who sustained falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 1.78% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 93.49% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 67.34% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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