Forest Manor Health and Rehab
2215 32nd Street, Northport AL 35476 · (205) 339-5400 · 85.65% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Forest Manor Health and Rehab is one of just a couple facilities located in Northport, Alabama. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is ranked among the better nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section
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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 182 Beds
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One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In this area, we awarded this facility an A. Our nursing rating considers a number of factors. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the state when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also received favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we gave it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B+. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This score is considered to be a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. We gave this facility a solid grade in that category, with a B-. Even though this is not on par with a few of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. In determining these long-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find this place's vaccination data. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.