Falkville Health & Rehab Center is a nursing home located in Falkville, Alabama, a city with a total of 7,388 people. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This is really as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its long-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Falkville Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.66102 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this facility received a decent short-term care score. While this was not quite as dominant as some of its other grades, this is truly not a poor grade. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most important for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Falkville Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 2.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 3.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 4.17% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 28.46% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 14.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 0% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 99.83% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 5.69% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 6.11% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 6.11% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Falkville Health & Rehab Center, 7.8% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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