Goodwater Healthcare Center is a small facility located in Goodwater, Alabama. This facility appears to be among the higher-rated facilities we looked at. A score in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
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Goodwater Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are virtually flawless. Our inspection scores are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many dominant scores, this nursing home was awarded an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.51569 percent of its residents, which is better than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our short-term care grade. This finished off a very favorable profile. Our short-term care scores are probably most critical for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Goodwater Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 10.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 4.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents which experienced UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 30.69% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 11.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 97.76% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 5.56% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 4.7% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Goodwater Healthcare Center, 4.7% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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