Tippah County Nursing Home is a senior living facility located in Ripley, Mississippi, which has 11,950 people. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this facility is without a doubt a superb facility. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Tippah County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually perfect. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category 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 was given an A+ for its long-term care grade. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our nursing score includes several factors, but the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B+. This finished off a very strong profile. Only a select few nursing homes received a B+ or better in every category. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tippah County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 2.34% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 93.38% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 23.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Tippah County Nursing Home, 13.82 Percentage of Patients
This is 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 Tippah County Nursing Home, 68.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
- Tippah County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away1005 City Ave North Ripley Mississippi 38663Government - Local(662) 837-9221
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