J G Alexander Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Union, Mississippi. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires solid marks in most areas. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
J G Alexander Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Speech Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home truly excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.06542 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a very positive short-term care score, with a grade of B in the area. Our short-term care scores are probably most meaningful for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like 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 number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The last area we analyzed is nursing. We awarded this facility one of our higher grades in this category, with a grade of B. This nursing home proved to be relatively strong in each category we looked at. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
J G Alexander Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 2.34% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 93.38% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 23.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In J G Alexander Nursing Center, 13.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
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