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 high quality facility. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its strong long-term care score, which you can find in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.66443 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the rare nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's inspections. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspections. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. When computing our nursing grades, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility was given an acceptable short-term care grade. While this is not nearly as impressive as several of its other scores, this is still not a major area of concern. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Appling Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Appling Healthcare, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Appling Healthcare, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Appling Healthcare, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Appling Healthcare, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Appling Healthcare, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Appling Healthcare, 5.43% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Appling Healthcare, 93.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Appling Healthcare, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Appling Healthcare, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Appling Healthcare, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Appling Healthcare, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Appling Healthcare, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
- 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