El Reposo Nursing Facility is a small non-profit nursing home located in Florence, Alabama. With an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is among the top facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the country. If you look further down this page, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are just as impressive as its overall rating.
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El Reposo Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
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Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few places performed this well in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing ratings are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, we gave this facility a score of A for our long-term care rating. This is a dominant score. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded an A-. This rounded out a first-rate profile. Only a select few facilities received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. In forming these short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
El Reposo Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 2.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 1.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 5.6% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 22.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 35.37% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 100% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 8.62% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 5.9% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 0.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In El Reposo Nursing Facility, 5.9% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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