SOUTH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at South Health and Rehabilitation. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

SOUTH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
1220 SOUTH 17TH STREET
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35205
(205) 933-2180

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

73%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 61
  • Certified Beds: 83

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Ultra-High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by South Health and Rehabilitation. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1612.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-1010.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-540.4%
Total Percent:64.0%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-165.6%
ADL Index Range: 6-1016.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-59.1%
Total Percent:31.0%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-164.8%
Total Percent:4.8%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.3%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

Rating Details For South Health and Rehabilitation

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours19 Minutes60 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 22 Minutes37 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 30 Minutes2 Hours and 18 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 41 Minutes1 Hour and 37 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 11 Minutes3 Hours and 54 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Alabama are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityAlabama Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination21%90%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season70%90%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-7%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder1%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased5%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection-8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight8%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder23%48%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained3%4%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores11%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse4%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious5%9%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season32%82%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination12%81%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain-14%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores24%12%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 03/10/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Get Rid of Garbage Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

Hire Enough Skilled Workers to Carry out Dietary Service.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/04/2010

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/04/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 03/10/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/14/2011

Resident Assessment

Make a Complete Assessment That Covers All Questions for Areas That Are Listed in Official Regulations.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 01/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)01/23/2009$1,983
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)05/07/2010$3,315
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)05/07/2010$3,380
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)01/23/2009$3,770
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)05/07/2010$29,998
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)05/07/2010-

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for South Health and Rehabilitation, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/23/2010

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/07/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/04/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that South Health and Rehabilitation had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 03/15/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 05/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2010

Building Construction

Approved Construction Type or Materials.
  • Inspection Date: 01/29/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 05/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2010
Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Electrical

A Separate and Independent Backup Electrical Power Source.
  • Inspection Date: 05/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2010
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 01/29/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 05/20/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/10/2010
Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 01/29/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 03/15/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/19/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Alabama Department of Public Health - Retrieved 2011