Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of just three nursing homes in Fishersville, Virginia. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. Keep in mind that Fishersville received a city grade of B-, so should consider other options in the city as well. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades
Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it 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 best grades in that category with an A-. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with too many severe deficiencies flagged. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category grades came in the area of short-term care. This wound up being its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is often a fair assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this nursing home was awarded a grade of just D in that category. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.44525 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The next category we graded was nursing. It received a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal score. There are quite a few subcategories included in this area. Most of the subcategories reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.59% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 91.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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