Oak Park is located in Auburn, Alabama, a city with 55,272 people. Sporting an overall rating of B, this facility is a quality choice. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which is a positive for prospective residents with significant health conditions. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its strong long-term care rating, which you can find in the next section.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1365 Gatewood Drive,
Auburn AL 36830
79.99% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received an elite long-term care rating. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that category, with an A+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.63637 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. This nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.52 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. Our inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. There are numerous criteria within this category. Many of these datapoints reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as reliable indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. We awarded it a C in that category. This is a decent grade in this area. Our short-term care grade is typically used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 41.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Oak Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Oak Park, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Oak Park, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Oak Park, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Oak Park, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Oak Park, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Oak Park, 1.38% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Oak Park, 91.71% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Oak Park, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Oak Park, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Oak Park, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Oak Park, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Oak Park, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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