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St Martin's in the Pines

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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St Martin's in the Pines's website

4941 Montevallo Road,
Birmingham AL 35210

(205) 956-1831

38.28% estimated occupancy 1

St Martin's in the Pines is on a list of 16 facilities in Birmingham, Alabama. This is a strong facility with a grade of B+ overall. We were pleased to learn that many of the other nursing homes in Birmingham received similar grades. Based on our ratings, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the reasons this place is a quality facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections is its best category. In that area, we awarded it an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, this place was hit with a category L deficiency, which is unexpected given its inspection grade. These are the most concerning deficiencies. This category of deficiency means the government inspectors identified a widespread deficiency placing resident health or safety in immediate jeopardy. Any serious deficiency is a major concern. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing score is primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our next area, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective 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 residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 76.73267 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be a bit below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we analyzed is short-term care, in which this facility received a grade of C. This actually proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. This is still not a bad grade. With our short-term care score, we try to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

St Martin's in the Pines Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In St Martin's in the Pines, 3.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In St Martin's in the Pines, 3.96% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In St Martin's in the Pines, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In St Martin's in the Pines, 16.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In St Martin's in the Pines, 27.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In St Martin's in the Pines, 4.66% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In St Martin's in the Pines, 83.98% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In St Martin's in the Pines, 7.74% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In St Martin's in the Pines, 10.94% of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: B

In St Martin's in the Pines, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In St Martin's in the Pines, 10.94% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In St Martin's in the Pines, 8.85% of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In St Martin's in the Pines, 63.54% of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Birmingham, AL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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