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Appling Healthcare

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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163 East Tollison Street,
Baxley GA 31513

78.01% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Baxley, Georgia, Appling Healthcare is the sole facility we identified in the area. Sporting an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a world class facility. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. Scroll down to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Georgia badge

Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020

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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where it earned a grade of A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.37954 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no 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 health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to our fourth area, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of B+ for this area. This wrapped up a very strong profile. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is frequently a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. It does not look like this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Appling Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Appling Healthcare, 6.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Appling Healthcare, 5.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Appling Healthcare, 4.76% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Appling Healthcare, 21.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Appling Healthcare, 19.79% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Appling Healthcare, 1.56% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Appling Healthcare, 97.38% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Appling Healthcare, 22.73% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Appling Healthcare, 20.63% of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Appling Healthcare, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Appling Healthcare, 20.63% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Appling Healthcare, 22.26% of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Appling HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away163 E Tollison Street Baxley Georgia 31513Government - Hospital District or Authority(912) 367-9841
  • Jeff Davis HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.22 miles away163 South Tallahassee Street Hazlehurst Georgia 31539Government - Hospital District or Authority(912) 375-7781
  • Bacon County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.29 miles away302 South Wayne Street Alma Georgia 31510Voluntary non-profit - Other(912) 632-8961

Nearby Dialysis

  • Baxley Dialysis0.11 miles away539 Fair Street Baxley Georgia 31513CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (912) 366-0202
  • Dialysis Facility of Alma Inc17.33 miles away415 South Dixon Street Alma Georgia 31510Dialysis Stations: 17 (912) 632-8010