Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center is a facility located in Gulfport, Mississippi, a city with a population of 83,530 people. It looks like this is a quality nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category ratings, which are also strong.
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Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
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
- Government - City/county
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall performance, we gave this place an A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient 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 facility's list of accomplishments, it also was awarded a very favorable long-term care grade. We awarded them a dominant strong of A in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.232735 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing category analyzes quite a few components, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility a favorable grade of B. Short-term care scores are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 1.78% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 93.49% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 67.34% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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