Gadsden Health and Rehab Center is a large nursing home in Gadsden, Alabama. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this is without a doubt a high quality nursing home. This facility proved to be one of the better nursing homes in the city, which has a good selection of nursing homes. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Gadsden Health and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also earned an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive grades, this facility was awarded a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- in that category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.30458 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final category we analyzed is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B+. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Only a select few nursing homes received a B+ or higher in each of our categories. We analyzed the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses were with residents, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gadsden Health and Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 1.35% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 91.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 11.48 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gadsden Health and Rehab Center, 72.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Gadsden, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Gadsden, Alabama has 3 other nursing homes
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- Gadsden Dialysis1.88 miles away409 South First Street Gadsden Alabama 35901Dialysis Stations: 24 (256) 547-2457
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- Fresenius Kidney Care Gadsden Acq, LLC3.47 miles away800 Goodyear Avenue Gadsden Alabama 35903CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (256) 456-1242
- Rtc-Southeast, Lp3.72 miles away300 Medical Center Drive Suite 100 Gadsden Alabama 35903Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 492-4970
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- Boaz Dialysis16.24 miles away16 Central Henderson Road Boaz Alabama 35957CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (256) 840-5931