Located in Pontotoc, Mississippi, Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center is one of only three available nursing homes in this area. This facility was given an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this nursing home also received a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility was awarded a decent long-term care rating. Even though this was not nearly as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is still not a terrible score. Long-term care scores are crucial for individuals requiring personal care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents which have sustained falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 2.3% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 93.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 Pontotoc Health & Rehab Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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