Eamc Lanier Nursing Home is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Valley, Alabama. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires favorable marks in most areas. You can certainly do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Eamc Lanier Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
4800 48th Street,
Valley AL 36854
67.18% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this facility also earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider 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
This nursing home performed well in the category of long-term care. In fact, we gave it a score of A for that category, which turns out to be one of our highest grades. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.30996 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.62 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. There are a number of factors within this area. Many of the factors reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.2 hours per resident per day. This is well above average. Lastly, we factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing scores. This facility was relatively weak in two of the metrics we considered, with below average marks for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These datapoints are generally pretty good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, where this facility was awarded a C. Although this turned out to be its lowest category score, this is nevertheless not a bad grade. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This proved to be more of a strength for this facility. In fact, we found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 49.9 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eamc Lanier Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term 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 only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 1.38% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 91.71% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 11.47 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eamc Lanier Nursing Home, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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