Forest Manor is a nursing home located in Northport, Alabama, a city with a total of 37,522 people. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. As far as we can see, this facility ought to be a wonderful choice for just about anybody. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 182 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
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Historical

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

A
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Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an impressive 4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is usually a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning residents to avoid bed sores.

Short-term Care Quality

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Historical

We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility received a first-rate grade of A- in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are typically used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that it performed better than most nursing homes in this area with 53.1 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
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The last category we analyzed ended up being this facility's poorest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it an acceptable grade of C for our long-term care category. Long-term care grades are meaningful for individuals looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 91.20459 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.45 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
A-
National:
B
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Forest Manor Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B+
6.17%
State
B
7.31%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Provider
C
4.97%
State
B
3.36%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B-
2.55%
State
B-
3.68%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B-
15.49%
State
B-
19.04%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
C
24.84%
State
B-
24.34%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
B
2.04%
State
A-
1.2%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
94.93%
State
B
93.13%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B-
16.05%
State
B+
13.13%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Provider
A
23.16%
State
B-
14.94%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
B+
1.35
State
B
1.81
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
D
23.16
State
B+
14.94
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
7.92
State
B
10.28
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
C
62.11%
State
B-
65.86%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mary S Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center 3.25 mi
201 University Blvd Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401
(205) 759-0900
Psychiatric
Government - State
D C H Regional Medical Center 3.89 mi
809 University Boulevard East Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401
(205) 759-7111
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Northport Dialysis 0.86 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 14
2401 Hospital Drive Northport Alabama 35476
(205) 339-8882
Rrc Northridge 2 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
4400 Watermelon Road Suite A Northport Alabama 35473
(205) 722-2968
Tuscaloosa University Dialysis 3.65 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 23
220 15th Street Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401
(205) 345-6004
Tuscaloosa Dialysis 4.54 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
805 Old Mill Street Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401
(205) 752-6363
Davita Crimson Dialysis 6.56 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
6521 Hwy 69 S Ste O Tuscaloosa Alabama 35404
(205) 752-3267