Avalon Health and Rehabilitation is an average-sized facility located in Newnan, Georgia. This nursing home proved to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Avalon Health and Rehabilitation
- 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better scores in that category, with an A+. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Our inspection grades are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we still had positive view of this facility's inspections.
This facility received high scores in our nursing category as well. In fact, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an C. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a D for its short-term care score, which is not an impressive grade. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Given its grade in this area, we were not stunned to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the data we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected here. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area, which is clearly concerning. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 91.78082 percent of its patients. This is slightly below what we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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