Avalon Health and Rehabilitation is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Newnan, Georgia. This nursing home proved to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our analysis, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Avalon Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home has received near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is often a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. It does not look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses are with patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last category, this facility was awarded an acceptable long-term care score. Even though this isn't quite as impressive as a few of its other scores, this is still a middle of the pack score. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for patients requiring more traditional services related to activities of daily living. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.54128 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 4.8% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 94.56% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is important for patients health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Health and Rehabilitation, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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