Diversicare of Tupelo is in Tupelo, Mississippi, a city with a total of 47,156 people. This isn't a high quality nursing home with a D overall grade. Sadly, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Tupelo. Based on our assessment, this place likely isn't the best fit for most people. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Diversicare of Tupelo
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Diversicare of Tupelo has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many favorable things to say about this nursing home's overall grade, it did receive a somewhat respectable government inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that area with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B-. The nursing score consists of several components, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. 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 the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this category. Long-term care grades are generally used to score a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 97.683395 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Tupelo Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients which had urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 2.3% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 93.75% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Tupelo, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- North Mississippi Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.27 miles away830 S Gloster Street Tupelo Mississippi 38801Voluntary non-profit - Private(662) 377-6608
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