Extendicare Health Center is a large nursing home located in Dothan, Alabama. This facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we found. This nursing home received one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its grades are impeccable. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which appear to be just as strong as its overall rating.
Extendicare Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Dothan, Alabama Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Dothan, Alabama Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Dothan, Alabama Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in inspections, where it earned an A. Our inspection scores are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was awarded a dominant grade of A- in our long-term care category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also received an excellent short-term care rating, with an A-. This completed a very favorable profile. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Extendicare Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Extendicare Health Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Extendicare Health Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Extendicare Health Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Extendicare Health Center, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Extendicare Health Center, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Extendicare Health Center, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Extendicare Health Center, 92.58% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Extendicare Health Center, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Extendicare Health Center, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Extendicare Health Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Extendicare Health Center, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Extendicare Health Center, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Extendicare Health Center, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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