Azalea Health and Rehabilitation is a facility located in Metter, Georgia. This city has 10,877 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A grade in this range requires some decent marks. You can certainly do worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home was consistent in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Azalea Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating turns out to be one of its respectable scores. The facility was given a grade of B- in this category. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is more often than not a solid measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we looked at is nursing. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a C. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly 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. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
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, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, 3.46% 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, 3.2% 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, 18.35% 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, 20.07% 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, 4.8% 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, 94.56% 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, 16.73% 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, 17.19% 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, 17.19 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, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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