Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility
2809 Denny Avenue, Pascagoula MS 39581 · (228) 809-1030 · 85.27% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility is a small non-profit nursing home located in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ facility. Being awarded an A+ in our grading system takes top-notch marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this place is simply as good as it gets. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It doesn't look like we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This exemplary facility also performed remarkably in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. With our short-term care rating, we seek to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This place excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It provided about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the average nursing home. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Mississippi in this area with 71.9 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. There are numerous datapoints within this category. Many of these subcategories reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 6.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in the nation in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded was long-term care. We awarded it another superb grade of A+ in this area. This rounded out a spectacular report card of straight A+'s. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better