Diversicare of Winfield is a large nursing home located in Winfield, Alabama. With an overall score of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. This place truly has plenty of good features. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Diversicare of Winfield
- 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
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also was awarded a top-shelf long-term care grade. We gave them a dominant strong of A- in this category. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 91.556725 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. There are a variety of factors included in this category. Many of these subcategories relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Alabama in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, which was a weak link for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of short-term care, making this its worst category grade. We would still suggest that you consider all of a facility's category grades. Short-term care scores are critical for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.4 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Winfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Winfield, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Winfield, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Winfield, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Winfield, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Winfield, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Winfield, 1.24% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Winfield, 91.17% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Winfield, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Winfield, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In Diversicare of Winfield, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Winfield, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Winfield, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Winfield, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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