Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center is just one of 10 facilities in Augusta, Georgia. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. You can definitely do worse than this facility. The best part of this place's profile is its exemplary inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of A. This is a much better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a favorable score in long-term care. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this category, which turns out to be one of our better scores. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.18368 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next most favorable category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this area, which is a respectable grade. Short-term care grades are crucial for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Turning to the final area, we awarded this nursing home a D in our nursing category. This was the facility's weakest category score. Of course, this score pulled down the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. Our nursing grade features a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents who have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents which sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 93.36% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Augusta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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