Health Care is a small nursing home located in Ashville, Alabama. This facility was given a rock bottom overall rating based on the data we assessed. This place does not seem to have much going for it. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Although we gave this nursing home an awful overall score, we awarded it a B for our long-term care rating. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility performed well in the area of inspections as well. We awarded it a B- for this category, which is a solid score. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, we gave this facility an F for its short-term care score. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Given its grade in this area, we weren't stunned to find that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected here. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The final area we scored is nursing. It received a lowly F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. When calculating our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Health Care, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Health Care, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Health Care, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Health Care, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Health Care, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Health Care, 1.27% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Health Care, 92.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Health Care, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Health Care, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Health Care, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Health Care, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.