Forest Manor is a large nursing home located in Northport, Alabama. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. You can certainly do much worse than this nursing home. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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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
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Alabama Awards 2019
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To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Our short-term care grades are arguably most important for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing score weighs a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. This facility turned out to be strong in each area we assessed. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After we finished assessing the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 74.1573 percent of its patients against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Manor, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Manor, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Manor, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients which have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Manor, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Manor, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Manor, 1.24% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Manor, 91.17% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Manor, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Manor, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Forest Manor, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Manor, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Manor, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Manor, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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