St Martin's in the Pines is on a list of 16 facilities in Birmingham, Alabama. This nursing home received a strong grade of B+ overall. We found this nursing home to be better than most of the facilities in Birmingham, which has a city grade of B. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
St Martin's in the Pines
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Surprisingly, this nursing home was hit with a category L deficiency, which is not what we expected based on its inspection grade. This category means the government inspectors found a widespread deficiency placing resident safety or health in imminent danger. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B in this category. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 75.86207 percent of its residents. This is a bit less than we were hoping for. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of C. This ended up being this facility's least impressive category. Our short-term care scores are likely most meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Martin's in the Pines Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Martin's in the Pines, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Martin's in the Pines, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Martin's in the Pines, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that had UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Martin's in the Pines, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Martin's in the Pines, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Martin's in the Pines, 1.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Martin's in the Pines, 92.58% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Martin's in the Pines, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Martin's in the Pines, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In St Martin's in the Pines, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Martin's in the Pines, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Martin's in the Pines, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Martin's in the Pines, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Birmingham, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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