With an address in Dothan, Alabama, Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center is one of just a few facilities in the area. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we found. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong with this place. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
501 North Woodburn Drive,
Dothan AL 36303
90.24% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few places fared as well in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many elite grades, this facility was awarded a top-shelf long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.78903 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.16 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a first-rate grade. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Alabama in this area with 64.6 percent of its patients returning home.
The last area we looked at was nursing. This facility was given a better than average nursing grade this year, with a B. While this was not nearly as strong as many of its other scores, this is still one of our better scores in this category. There are a number of subcategories included in this category. Most of these criteria are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, this nursing home was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we assessed in this category. For example, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 91.71% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 13.51% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 18.39% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 11.47 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westside Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, 72.41% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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