Sunshine Health Care is one of only three available nursing homes located in Pontotoc, Mississippi. This facility made our top 500 list of the best nursing homes in the United States. With over 15,000 facilities in the country, this is an exclusive list. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong here. This nursing home was also given strong grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Sunshine Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Best Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Pontotoc, Mississippi Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Pontotoc, Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Pontotoc, Mississippi Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing rating weighs a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home received a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility rounded out a straight A profile. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sunshine Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sunshine Health Care, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sunshine Health Care, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sunshine Health Care, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sunshine Health Care, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sunshine Health Care, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sunshine Health Care, 2.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sunshine Health Care, 93.75% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sunshine Health Care, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sunshine Health Care, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Sunshine Health Care, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sunshine Health Care, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sunshine Health Care, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sunshine Health Care, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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