Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living is a small non-profit facility located in Bay Minette, Alabama. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. This nursing home was given one of the best scores we offer. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 25 best facilities in Alabama. This also turned out to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
2010 Medical Center Drive,
Bay Minette AL 36507
91.86% estimated occupancy 1
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of providing elite levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.61 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This grade is based on the nursing home's government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade analyzes quite a few datapoints, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.3 hours per resident each day. This is more nursing care than nearly any other facility offers. Lastly, this facility also excelled in several quality measures we looked at. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Alabama in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home was given a very strong short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this category, giving this facility straight A's. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. This facility performed much better in the final datapoint we assessed in this category, which was the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in Alabama in this area with 56.6 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 1.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 91.71% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 11.47 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Oakwood-North Baldwin's Center for Living, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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