Russellville Health Care is a small nursing home in Russellville, Alabama. This nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the five best facilities in Alabama. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are as good as they get. This facility was also given impressive grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Russellville Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically have 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.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ for its long-term care grade. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.29578 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our short-term care score. This finished off a very strong report card. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Russellville Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Russellville Health Care, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Russellville Health Care, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Russellville Health Care, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Russellville Health Care, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Russellville Health Care, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Russellville Health Care, 1.35% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Russellville Health Care, 91.96% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Russellville Health Care, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Russellville Health Care, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Russellville Health Care, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Russellville Health Care, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
- Russellville HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.13 miles away15155 Highway 43 Russellville Alabama 35653Proprietary(256) 332-1611
- Shoals HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.43 miles away201 West Avalon Avenue Muscle Shoals Alabama 35661Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 386-1601
- Helen Keller Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.49 miles away1300 South Montgomery Avenue Sheffield Alabama 35660Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 386-4556
- Lakeland Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.82 miles away42024 Highway 195 E Haleyville Alabama 35565Voluntary non-profit - Church(205) 485-7117
- Russellville Dialysis0.1 miles away14897 Hwy 43 Russellville Alabama 35653Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 332-7044
- Muscle Shoals Dialysis16.38 miles away712 State Street Muscle Shoals Alabama 35661Dialysis Stations: 10 (256) 386-7028
- Sheffield Dialysis16.39 miles away1120 S Jackson Hwy Ste 107 Sheffield Alabama 35660CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (256) 381-8004