Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit is in Fayette, Alabama. With an overall grade of A+, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 10 facilities in Alabama. We can't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its grades are impeccable. This also ended up being a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong scores in all four of our categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This is a first-rate rating. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this nursing home also received a first-rate short-term care score, with an A-. This finished off an elite report card. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents that suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 1.24% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 91.17% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.