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. Indeed, this is better than most of the nursing homes in Gulfport, which has a good selection of facilities. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good.
Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this place especially excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate 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
Among the reasons we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it was awarded a dominant long-term care score. Indeed, long-term care is its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.72067 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. 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+. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, this nursing home was given a very strong short-term care grade. This facility did not prove to have any real weaknesses. In forming these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing 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 different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 2.3% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 93.75% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Gulfport, MS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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