Myrtles Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home in Columbia, Mississippi. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires solid marks in most areas. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Myrtles Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1018 Alberta Avenue,
Columbia MS 39429
83.46% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this nursing home's list of achievements, it also was given a very favorable long-term care grade. We awarded them a strong grade of A- in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next highest category we gave this facility in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is often a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Switching gears to the final category, we gave this facility a D in the area of nursing. This is the facility's worst category score. Unfortunately, this score pulled down the facility's overall profile to some degree. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. 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. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Myrtles Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 1.78% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 93.49% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Myrtles Nursing Center, 67.34% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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