Mount Royal Towers is located in the large metropolitan area of Birmingham, Alabama. With an overall score of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. The nursing homes in Birmingham received a city grade of B+ so this is not the only reliable option in the city. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Mount Royal Towers
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- Independent Living
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- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A. This is a notably better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Our inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
This facility's second best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its third best category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. It does not look like this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Our last area is long-term care, in which we awarded this facility a B- in this category. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 10.151187 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be significantly lower than average. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mount Royal Towers Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mount Royal Towers, 11.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who developed 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 Mount Royal Towers, 1.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mount Royal Towers, 1.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mount Royal Towers, 41.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mount Royal Towers, 22.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mount Royal Towers, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mount Royal Towers, 27.61% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mount Royal Towers, 16.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mount Royal Towers, 26.63% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Mount Royal Towers, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mount Royal Towers, 26.63% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mount Royal Towers, 5.97% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mount Royal Towers, 85.77% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Birmingham, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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