Altamaha Healthcare Center is a facility in Jesup, Georgia, which has a population of 24,228 people. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A grade in this range suggests we found a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Jesup. The city has just two other nursing homes. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection grade. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
Altamaha Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Our inspection scores 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. You should avoid nursing homes with a list of deficiencies flagged. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the pack score in the category of long-term care, where it received a C. In the category of long-term care, we assess the quantity of care provided by a nursing home, as opposed to more sophisticated services. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. Unfortunately, this nursing home vaccinated only 63.636364 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. Nursing grades are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this facility didn't fare well here either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is just about as terrible as it gets. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Given its abysmal score in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility offers far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.5 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Altamaha Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 5.43% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 93.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Altamaha Healthcare Center, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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