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St Martin's in the Pines

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  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

45.46% estimated occupancy 1

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.

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 (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

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

Grade: C

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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

St Martin's in the Pines Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A+

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: C

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.


Grade: B

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: D

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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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Rcg Southside4.78 miles away2131 Magnolia Ave South #100 Birmingham Alabama 35205Dialysis Stations: 16 (205) 322-4382
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  • Dva Renal Healthcare Inc4.91 miles away300-B 22nd Street South Birmingham Alabama 35233Dialysis Stations: 10 (205) 250-6757
  • Magic City Dialysis4.91 miles away300 22nd St. S Birmingham Alabama 35233CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (205) 986-0592