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Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-
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One Crown Circle,
Huntsville AL 35802

(256) 650-5700

46.44% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Huntsville, Alabama, Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace is one of seven nursing homes in the area. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We could not find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are as good as they get. As you will see below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A+. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its high-end profile, this facility also was awarded a superb short-term care score, with a score of A. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities with 61.3 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our next area, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.4127 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The final area we scored was nursing, where this nursing home received a B. Believe it or not, this was this facility's worst area. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when their weakest grade still is superior to most facilities. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 1.38% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 91.71% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 13.51% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 18.39% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 11.47 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Willowbrooke Center Skilled Care Center at Magnolia Trace, 72.41% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Huntsville, AL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Huntsville, Alabama has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Huntsville HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.77 miles away101 Sivley Rd Huntsville Alabama 35801Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 265-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bio Medical Applications of Alabama0.85 miles away8000 Charlotte Drive Sw Huntsville Alabama 35802Dialysis Stations: 16 (256) 880-5151
  • Fmc Huntsville3.32 miles away2325 Pansy Street Suite C Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 31 (256) 536-1897
  • Fmc North Alabama4.74 miles away1311 N Memorial Pkwy #200 Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 22 (256) 536-8571
  • Fmc Discovery5.19 miles away1131 Eagletree Ln, ste100 Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 20 (256) 489-4160
  • Fmc Parkway5.56 miles away1311 N Memorial Pkwy Ste 100 Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 15 (256) 536-5563
  • Fmc Chase6.27 miles away1849 Keats Drive Northwest Huntsville Alabama 35810CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (256) 852-8900
  • Endeavor Dialysis6.45 miles away1675 Sparkman Drive Huntsville Alabama 35816CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (256) 722-0013
  • Fmc Odyssey Dialysis8.84 miles away40 Hughes Road Madison Alabama 35758Dialysis Stations: 15 (256) 772-4435

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