East Alabama Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facili
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika AL 36802 · (334) 705-4181 · 76.15% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
East Alabama Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facili is a facility in Opelika, Alabama, which has 39,075 people. This turns out to be an A+ rated facility. Receiving an A+ in our grading scheme takes superb performance across the board. In addition, this facility is also based in a hospital, which can often mean the nursing home offers more extensive medical services. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its short-term care grade. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Non profit - Other
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country with 74.1 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. The nursing rating analyzes quite a few datapoints, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This place provided 8.8 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are very impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these datapoints as good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we graded, this nursing home received high marks in the area of long-term care also. As a result, we awarded it an A+. This rendered it one of the few of facilities to receive A+'s in all four categories. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. It does not look like this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. 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 less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
East Alabama Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facili Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better