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Overall Rating 3.1 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • James Lee
    ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago

    My aunt loved this place. She was there on the 3rd floor. The staff is friendly and greet you with a smile. She loved the food and the nursing assistants. It's been several months since my aunt was there but I still remember the nurses and physical therapist by name. I stopped by to visit a church member today and he is being well taken care of. For those of you who have a problem, just let them know and they will fix it. They are not perfect but they try real hard at it. My only complaint is those slow elevators around lunch time, but they can't hold but so many people. It's good place and the folks in therapy is great.

  • E. Y. Rodgers
    ★★★★★ 3 months ago

    I actually would have given zero stars, but Google did not allow it. My mom has been there a number of years and I would have to say that I can count the "above average" nurses and aides on one hand. First, the nurses and aides overall do not like to be complained about and will display this with their attitude with you (some will actually not greet a family member after being complained about). Secondly, Diversicare should enforce Aseptic Technique practices. I cannot count the times that staff have left dirty sinks with feces droppings from wet wash clothes after cleaning someone's bowel movement. Sometimes that same wash cloth is left in the sink by staff. Also, there is absolutely no accountability with the Environmental Services, the dirty floors, elevators and sinks speak volumes. Thirdly, nursing staff refuse to answer the phones on the floor. The shame of it all is that you will see nursing staff on their smart phones and they will ignore the company's business phone. I have called several times during the evening hours to check on my mom's health and cannot get anyone to answer (2nd Floor is famous for this action). Similar complaints have been made at Diversicare's Family Council meeting by other families, and I have personally complained to management staff through email and in person, nothing has been done about it as of yet. Fourth, theft is real at this facility. I have had something as simple as diapers (pads) stolen from my mom. Nurses and aids have found my mom's pads underneath other residents. Note that a majority of the residents are on Medicare or Medicaid, and are eligible for the facility to purchase these items for those residents. However, they do not and it leads the aides to stealing from other residents to cover for another, and they are also famous for losing sentimental items that belong to residents. I could go on, but this would turn into a full book. You may ask me, why is your mom still there? Well, I have research the state of Alabama inspection scores on nursing home facilities in my area, and their scores and findings are worse than Diversicare. So, I decided to not jump out of the hot frying pan and into the fire. It goes to that saying, "you know what you have, but you do not know what you are going to get." So, with that being said, I rather continue to be an advocate for my mom at this facility to insure that she receives excellence of care from it's workers. My opinion is; if you are looking for a nursing home facility, then I cannot recommend this facility as being top of the line as it advertises. However, if you do decide to take your love one to this facility, then make sure to be heavily involved with advocating for excellence of care for them. If that is not your plan, then I am sad to say that your love one will not flourish as they should when in care of a facility such as this one.

  • veronica crenshaw
    ★★★★★ 6 months ago

    NICE place, and it feels more like home, than a nursing facility.

  • Wendy Williams
    ★★★★★ 6 months ago

    It's a nice place to work

  • Deborah Harris
    ★★★★★ 9 months ago

    I'm contemplating going to another facility no stars it seems that you have to tap a star in order to post I guess that's one way to get one.

About Diversicare Of Bessemer

General Information

Legal Business NameDiversicare Of Bessemer LLC
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 1978 (41 years)
Capacity180
Residents147
Percent Occupied82%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Diversicare Of Bessemer

Diversicare Of Bessemer was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5 stars.

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Overall Ratings of Alabama Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

October 6, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

July 14, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$1,300 fine
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.

November 19, 2015 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Diversicare Of Bessemer require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

1hr 55min
2hr 20min
ReportedExpected
CNA
50min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
35min
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 25min
3hr 50min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 20min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

79.7%
71.7%
71.7%
71.7%
93.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
32.3%
38.0%
33.6%
38.9%
93.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
53.1%
46.6%
46.7%
37.7%
42.7%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
33.1%
31.3%
35.1%
35.7%
29.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
21.8%
23.0%
19.1%
15.2%
15.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
26.5%
21.4%
25.0%
25.4%
18.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
15.8%
14.2%
13.9%
10.4%
12.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
5.3%
7.9%
4.8%
9.9%
8.5%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
6.0%
5.0%
2.5%
8.3%
5.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.7%
0.6%
0.0%
0.0%
4.9%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
1.5%
2.4%
0.0%
1.5%
3.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.3%
3.3%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
4.6%
3.3%
2.6%
3.0%
1.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

56.9%
50.0%
56.3%
68.9%
83.6%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
59.0%
59.2%
59.2%
59.2%
81.4%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
67.9%
71.7%
69.2%
66.3%
62.2%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
4.9%
6.8%
2.6%
1.2%
12.2%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
4.4%
3.8%
4.8%
2.8%
2.1%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
Q4 2016Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017AL
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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