Azalea Health and Rehabilitation is a facility located in Metter, Georgia. This city has 10,877 people. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive grades that we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This place also received consistently good scores in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Azalea Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A+. Very few nursing homes fared as well in this area. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. 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.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given an impressive short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B. Our short-term care scores are critical for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B. While this proved to be its weakest category score, this is nevertheless a strong rating. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 5.28% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 93.36% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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