Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili is in Athens, Alabama. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable score. You could certainly do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned first-rate government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher grades in that category, with an A+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 89.37824 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a decent grade of C. In calculating our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is considered to be a fair assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The final area we analyzed was nursing. For this category, we awarded this facility a C. Nursing grades are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, nursing ratings also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which have sustained falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 1.24% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 91.17% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many believe this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Senior Rehab & Recovery at Limestone Health Facili, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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