Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center is in Gadsden, Alabama. The city has 67,082 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. We were pleased to learn that this was in line with the other nursing homes in Gadsden, which is one of the better cities in Alabama to find a nursing home. Fortunately, this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care is its second most favorable category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.77777 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. The nursing rating assesses a handful of components, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a grade of C. This actually was this facility's least impressive category. This is still nothing to be ashamed of. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is often a reliable assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. It doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 92.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mcguffey Health & Rehabilitation Center, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Gadsden, AL
- 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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