Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of four available facilities in Augusta, Georgia. It looks like this is a great nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. Indeed, we thought highly enough of this facility to rank it ahead of the majority of the facilities in Augusta. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall performance, we gave this place a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.628456 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, 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
Turning to the third category, this nursing home also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Turning to the last category, this facility was given an acceptable nursing grade. Although this wasn't as elite as some of its other category grades, this is really not a bad grade. Our nursing score consists of many subcategories, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
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, 18.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 0.41% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.5% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.97% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 95.74% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 29.41% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 34.68% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 34.68% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.19% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 70.31% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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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