Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of just a couple available nursing homes located in Ruleville, Mississippi. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. In our view, this facility looks like a solid choice for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
800 Stansel Dr/P O Box 368,
Ruleville MS 38771
93.87% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility an impressive grade in long-term care. This nursing home received a B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our more impressive scores. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 93.902435 percent of its residents, which is more than the average nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed was its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this facility had 4.14 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as strong as some of its other scores in this category, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities based on the preexisting medical conditions of residents.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest category. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously concerning. Our short-term care ratings are probably more meaningful for those requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 23.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.22% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.28% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 93.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.12% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.72 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.75 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.