Located in Madison, Mississippi, The Nichols Center is the only facility we were able to find in the area. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is a very strong score. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
The Nichols Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a strong overall score, we gave this place an A+ for our inspection category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a first-rate long-term care score. In fact, this ended up being this nursing home's second best category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A-. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.324326 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home was given a highly favorable short-term care score. Even though this wasn't quite as elite as several of its other scores, this is still one of the more impressive scores a facility can receive. Our short-term care ratings are arguably more important for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Nichols Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Nichols Center, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had 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 protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Nichols Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Nichols Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Nichols Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Nichols Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Nichols Center, 2.3% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Nichols Center, 93.75% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Nichols Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Nichols Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In The Nichols Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Nichols Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Nichols Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Nichols Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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