With an address in Meridian, Mississippi, Reginald P White Nursing Facility is one of eight facilities in this area. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the top nursing homes we found. This nursing home received one of the top scores we offer. This nursing home turned out to be one of the better facilities in the city, which boasts a strong selection of nursing homes. As you will find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category ratings. It is hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Reginald P White Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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Best Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Meridian, Mississippi Awards 2021
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In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving patients more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our third category, this facility was awarded first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that area. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 94.329895 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we gave this facility an A+ for our short-term care score. This completed a very strong report card. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Reginald P White Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 2.3% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 93.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Reginald P White Nursing Facility, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Scores for Meridian, MS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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