Amara Healthcare & Rehab is one of a host of available nursing homes to decide among in Augusta, Georgia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some decent scores. Augusta received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its exemplary inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Amara Healthcare & Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A. Inspection ratings are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, we awarded this facility a grade of A- in that category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 94.33962 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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The next area we looked at was nursing, where we gave this facility an F. This was definitely one of this facility's major weaknesses. When computing our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This place averaged only 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care, which is this facility's weakest area. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is obviously very disappointing. In our short-term care category, we try to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Considering its grade in this area, we weren't surprised to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Amara Healthcare & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 5.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 93.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Amara Healthcare & Rehab, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Augusta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
Looking for more options? Augusta, Georgia has 9 other nursing homes
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- University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.46 miles away1350 Walton Way Augusta Georgia 30901Government - Hospital District or Authority(706) 722-9011
- Doctors HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.67 miles away3651 Wheeler Road Augusta Georgia 30909Proprietary(706) 651-6008
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- Aiken Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.4 miles away302 University Parkway Aiken South Carolina 29801Proprietary(803) 641-5900
- Nephrology Center of South Augusta0.64 miles away1631 Gordon Hwy Store 1b Augusta Georgia 30906Dialysis Stations: 19 (706) 790-8300
- Rai Deans Bridge0.8 miles away2841 Deans Bridge Road Augusta Georgia 30906Dialysis Stations: 21 (706) 790-5909
- Ara South Augusta Clinic0.81 miles away1649 Gordon Highway Augusta Georgia 30906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (706) 796-1236
- South Augusta Dialysis Clinic, LLC1.65 miles away3206 Peach Orchard Road Augusta Georgia 30906Dialysis Stations: 16 (706) 798-5774
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