Located in Laurel, Mississippi, Laurelwood Comm Living Center is one of a mere three available nursing homes in this city. This nursing home was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a lower end grade. This was not the worse place we found, however, we'd still struggle to recommend it. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
Laurelwood Comm Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Laurelwood Comm Living Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade is not a highlight, it actually received a somewhat respectable grade in the category of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that area, which is not bad. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. Another area of concern is that CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest category was short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third highest area came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Long-term care grades are often used to grade a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.32886 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable statistic. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last category we assessed was nursing, which proved to be a weak link for this facility. We gave this nursing home a D for the area of nursing. Our nursing rating weighs a handful of components, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This place offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laurelwood Comm Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 2.3% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 93.75% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laurelwood Comm Living Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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