Glenwood Center is one of a mere three nursing homes in Florence, Alabama. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. This grade is higher than the city grade of A- in Florence, which is also an impressive grade. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This facility received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this facility also was given a dominant short-term care score, with a score of A. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, 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 6.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility received a strong long-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a score of B. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the amount of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.38462 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The last category we looked at proved to be this facility's weakest category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- in nursing. Our nursing score features a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Glenwood Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Glenwood Center, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Glenwood Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Glenwood Center, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Glenwood Center, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Glenwood Center, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Glenwood Center, 1.35% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Glenwood Center, 91.96% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Glenwood Center, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Glenwood Center, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Glenwood Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Glenwood Center, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Glenwood Center, 11.48 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Glenwood Center, 72.53% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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