James T Champion is located in Meridian, Mississippi. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the top rating that we offer. This turned out to be better than many of the nursing homes in Meridian, which boasts a strong selection of nursing homes. This also ended up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories is available below.
James T Champion
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its long-term care score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.086754 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Tallying another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we awarded this facility an A for its short-term care rating. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Our short-term care grade is generally used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
James T Champion Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In James T Champion, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In James T Champion, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that had a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In James T Champion, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In James T Champion, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In James T Champion, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In James T Champion, 2.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In James T Champion, 93.75% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In James T Champion, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In James T Champion, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In James T Champion, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In James T Champion, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Scores for Meridian, MS
- 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? Meridian, Mississippi has 7 other nursing homes
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- Anderson Rmc SouthAcute Care Hospitals 3.95 miles away1102 Constitution Avenue Meridian Mississippi 39301Proprietary(601) 484-3590
- Rush Foundation HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.04 miles away1314 19th Ave Meridian Mississippi 39301Voluntary non-profit - Private(601) 483-0011