Attalla Health Care, Inc

Detailed report on the nursing home located in Attalla, Alabama (AL).

Attalla Health Care, Inc is a large, for-profit, nursing home with 182 beds based at 915 Stewart Avenue Southeast in Attalla, AL. The facility has 134 residents indicating 74% of its beds are occupied, which is below average within this state. The provider participates in the medicare & medicaid programs and provides resident counseling services. The home is not located in a hospital or continuing care retirement community and is fully sprinklered. A total of 193 Medicare patients were given 7,031 days of non-swing bed care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $1,632,983 by Medicare. 120 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $20,617 by Medicare for these services.

When compared to other nursing homes in the state, it is more likely for long-stay residents to be given a pneumococcal vaccination, long-stay residents to be more depressed or anxious, long-stay residents to lose too much weight, short-stay residents to be given a influenza vaccination, short-stay residents to be given a pneumococcal vaccination, and short-stay residents to have delirium at Attalla Health Care, Inc.

When compared to other nursing homes in the state, it is less likely for long-stay residents to have moderate to severe pain, low-risk long-stay residents to have pressure sores, long-stay residents to have catheter inserted and left, long-stay residents to spend most of their time in bed, long-stay residents to have a urinary tract infection, short-stay residents to have moderate to severe pain, and short-stay residents to have pressure sores.

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Ownership Type

For-Profit - Corporation

Multiple Ownership

No

Address

915 Stewart Avenue Southeast
Attalla, AL 35954

Phone Number

(256) 538-7852

Geographic Coordinates

33.984961, -86.10781
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Programs Accepted

Medicare & Medicaid

Counseling Available

Resident

Sprinkler System

The amount of the facility that is sprinklered. All fire code regulations at different locations must be met.

Fully Sprinklered
Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate Better than National Rate

Beds

The total number of beds the facility operates. Each resident is assigned to a single bed.

This Provider This Provider
182
Etowah County Average
141
Alabama Average
115
United States Average
106

Beds Occupied

The percentage of total beds that are occupied by residents.

This Provider This Provider
74.00%
Etowah County
86.67%
Alabama
87.42%
United States
84.18%

Residents

The total number of residents residing at the facility.

This Provider This Provider
134
Etowah County Average
121
Alabama Average
101
United States Average
90

Located in a Hospital

Status

Indicates whether the facility is located within a hospital.

This Provider This Provider
No
Etowah County
0 (0.00%)
Alabama
16 (6.93%)
United States
1,271 (8.03%)

Located in a CCRC

Status

Indicates whether the facility is located within a continuing care retirement community.

This Provider This Provider
No
Etowah County
0 (0.00%)
Alabama
14 (6.06%)
United States
1,255 (7.93%)

Recent Surveys

  • 05/24/2007 - Fire Safety Survey
  • 05/10/2007 - Health Survey
  • 05/24/2006 - Fire Safety Survey
  • 05/11/2006 - Health Survey
  • 10/28/2004 - Health Survey
  • 10/28/2004 - Fire Safety Survey

Quality Measures

Charts

Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of long-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Etowah County
93.17%
Alabama
85.06%
United States
86.01%

Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help With Daily Activities Has Increased

The percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.

This Provider This Provider
16.00%
Etowah County
18.67%
Alabama
14.09%
United States
16.08%

High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

The percentage of high-risk long-stay residents who have pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
13.00%
Etowah County
9.20%
Alabama
11.63%
United States
12.83%

Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained

The percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.

This Provider This Provider
3.00%
Etowah County
1.67%
Alabama
3.13%
United States
5.63%

Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels

The percentage of low-risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.

This Provider This Provider
53.00%
Etowah County
46.00%
Alabama
45.98%
United States
48.78%

Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed

The percentage of long-stay residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Etowah County
7.50%
Alabama
7.29%
United States
4.39%

Long-Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection

The percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.

This Provider This Provider
3.00%
Etowah County
4.33%
Alabama
8.42%
United States
8.83%

Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of short-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Etowah County
78.40%
Alabama
68.59%
United States
72.85%

Short-Stay Residents With Delirium

The percentage of short-stay residents with delirium.

This Provider This Provider
3.00%
Etowah County
1.20%
Alabama
1.15%
United States
2.12%

Short-Stay Residents With Pressure Sores

The percentage of short-stay residents with pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
11.00%
Etowah County
14.80%
Alabama
17.80%
United States
17.46%

Long-Stay Residents Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of long-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Etowah County
90.33%
Alabama
74.50%
United States
79.81%

Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain

The percentage of long-stay residents who have moderate to severe pain.

This Provider This Provider
2.00%
Etowah County
3.17%
Alabama
3.48%
United States
4.53%

Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

The percentage of low-risk long-stay residents who have pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Etowah County
0.00%
Alabama
1.71%
United States
2.33%

Long-Stay Residents Who are More Depressed or Anxious

The percentage of long-stay residents who are more depressed or anxious.

This Provider This Provider
20.00%
Etowah County
9.83%
Alabama
10.79%
United States
14.45%

Long-Stay Residents Who Have Catheter Inserted and Left

The percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.

This Provider This Provider
3.00%
Etowah County
5.33%
Alabama
4.53%
United States
5.89%

Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move Around Their Room Got Worse

The percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move about in and around their room got worse.

This Provider This Provider
13.00%
Etowah County
12.40%
Alabama
12.34%
United States
13.04%

Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight

The percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.

This Provider This Provider
13.00%
Etowah County
13.50%
Alabama
10.19%
United States
9.09%

Short-Stay Residents Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Etowah County
87.17%
Alabama
68.74%
United States
73.02%

Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain

The percentage of short-stay residents who had moderate to severe pain.

This Provider This Provider
9.00%
Etowah County
17.00%
Alabama
16.50%
United States
20.65%

Treatment Figures

Charts

Non-Swing Bed Patients

The number of non-swing bed patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
193
Etowah County Average
251
Alabama Average
143
United States Average
133

Non-Swing Bed Patient Discharges

The number of non-swing bed patient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
163
Etowah County Average
233
Alabama Average
125
United States Average
124

Non-Swing Bed Utilization Days

The number of days of non-swing bed care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
7,031
Etowah County Average
7,137
Alabama Average
4,906
United States Average
4,470

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
120
Etowah County Average
67
Alabama Average
85
United States Average
301

Financials

Charts

Medicare Non-Swing Bed Payments

The total non-swing bed associated Medicare Part A payments made to this provider in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$1,632,983
Etowah County Average
$1,944,172
Alabama Average
$1,269,011
United States Average
$1,318,701

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$232
Etowah County Average
$272
Alabama Average
$259
United States Average
$295

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$20,617
Etowah County Average
$43,289
Alabama Average
$83,374
United States Average
$266,523

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed patient in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$8,461
Etowah County Average
$7,751
Alabama Average
$8,857
United States Average
$9,943

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Patient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed patient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$10,018
Etowah County Average
$8,332
Alabama Average
$10,137
United States Average
$10,652

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$172
Etowah County Average
$650
Alabama Average
$984
United States Average
$885

Deficiencies

05/24/2007 - Corridor Walls and Doors

05/24/2007 - Corridor Walls and Doors
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Corridor Walls and Doors
Issue:
corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/24/2007 - Electrical

05/24/2007 - Electrical
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Electrical
Issue:
properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/24/2007 - Building Service Equipment

05/24/2007 - Building Service Equipment
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Building Service Equipment
Issue:
properly protected cooking facilities.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/24/2007 - Building Service Equipment

05/24/2007 - Building Service Equipment
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Building Service Equipment
Issue:
an externally vented heating system.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/24/2007 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

05/24/2007 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
an approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/24/2007 - Exits and Egress

05/24/2007 - Exits and Egress
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Exits and Egress
Issue:
exits that are accessible at all times.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/24/2007 - Smoke Compartmentation and Control

05/24/2007 - Smoke Compartmentation and Control
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Smoke Compartmentation and Control
Issue:
walls or barriers that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/24/2007
Date Fixed:
06/24/2007

05/10/2007 - Environmental

05/10/2007 - Environmental
Type:
Health
Category:
Environmental
Issue:
Make sure that the nursing home area is free of dangers that cause accidents.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Quality Care

05/10/2007 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give professional services that follow each resident's written care plan.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Hire enough skilled workers to carry out dietary service.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Make sure that residents are well nourished.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Offer other nutritional food to each resident who will not eat the food served.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/10/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/10/2007 - Pharmacy Service

05/10/2007 - Pharmacy Service
Type:
Health
Category:
Pharmacy Service
Issue:
Have drugs and other similar products available, which are needed every day and in emergencies, and give them out properly.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/10/2007
Date Fixed:
06/14/2007

05/24/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems

05/24/2006 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Issue:
an approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/24/2006
Date Fixed:
06/28/2006

05/24/2006 - Miscellaneous

05/24/2006 - Miscellaneous
Type:
Fire Safety
Category:
Miscellaneous
Issue:
fire safety features required by current fire safety codes.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/24/2006
Date Fixed:
05/26/2006

05/11/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/11/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Provide food in a way that meets a resident's needs.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/11/2006
Date Fixed:
06/30/2006

05/11/2006 - Resident Rights

05/11/2006 - Resident Rights
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Rights
Issue:
Keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/11/2006
Date Fixed:
06/30/2006

05/11/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/11/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Make sure that residents are well nourished.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/11/2006
Date Fixed:
06/30/2006

05/11/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/11/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/11/2006
Date Fixed:
06/30/2006

05/11/2006 - Resident Rights

05/11/2006 - Resident Rights
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Rights
Issue:
Provide proof that all residents' personal money which is deposited with the nursing home, is secure.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/11/2006
Date Fixed:
06/30/2006

05/11/2006 - Resident Rights

05/11/2006 - Resident Rights
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Rights
Issue:
Properly hold, secure and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/11/2006
Date Fixed:
06/30/2006

10/20/2005 - Environmental

10/20/2005 - Environmental
Type:
Health
Category:
Environmental
Issue:
Have a program to keep infection from spreading.
Found Via:
Complaint
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
10/20/2005
Date Fixed:
11/28/2005

10/20/2005 - Quality Care

10/20/2005 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless it is necessary.
Found Via:
Complaint
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
10/20/2005
Date Fixed:
11/28/2005

10/28/2004 - Quality Care

10/28/2004 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give professional services that follow each resident's written care plan.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
10/28/2004
Date Fixed:
11/30/2004

10/28/2004 - Environmental

10/28/2004 - Environmental
Type:
Health
Category:
Environmental
Issue:
Make sure that staff members wash their hands when needed.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
10/28/2004
Date Fixed:
11/30/2004

10/28/2004 - Quality Care

10/28/2004 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Make sure that residents who cannot care for themselves receive help with eating/drinking, grooming and hygiene.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
10/28/2004
Date Fixed:
11/30/2004

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Last Modified

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Attalla at a Glance

Attalla has a total population of 6,592, of which 1,563 are children under the age of 18 and 1,166 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 38.1.

Total Population:
6,592
Median Age:
38.1
Males:
3,126 (47.4%)
Female:
3,466 (52.6%)
Children (0-17):
1,563 (23.7%)
Adults (18-64):
3,863 (58.6%)
Seniors (65+):
1,166 (17.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Attalla
Married:
3,028 (45.9%)
Divorced:
775 (11.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Attalla
Hispanic Ethnicity:
164 (2.49%)
White:
5,533 (83.94%)
African American:
872 (13.23%)
Asian:
12 (0.18%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
23 (0.35%)
Other:
108 (1.64%)
Two or More:
44 (0.67%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Attalla

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.48, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.48 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
4
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
4
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $39,549 while the median household income is $27,444. Roughly 18.36% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$39,549
Household Income:
$27,444
In Poverty:
18.36%

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