Merit Health Wesley is one of seven available nursing homes in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. We gave this nursing home an overall rating of A+. This is one of the better nursing homes in Hattiesburg. This is impressive since the city has plenty of very good facilities. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Finally, this ended up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in each of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Merit Health Wesley
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our best scores in that category with an A+. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is more often than not a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. There are a number of subcategories within this category. Many of the factors reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last area, this nursing home also was given a very strong long-term care score, with a grade of A. This wrapped up a very impressive report card. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Merit Health Wesley Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Merit Health Wesley, 13.82 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Merit Health Wesley, 68.23% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Hattiesburg, MS
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Hattiesburg, Mississippi has 6 other nursing homes
- Merit Health WesleyAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away5001 W Hardy St Hattiesburg Mississippi 39402Voluntary non-profit - Private(601) 268-8000