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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
This nursing home also received high marks in the category of long-term care, with high-end score of A- in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. 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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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. Nursing scores are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area is short-term care, which is the final area we looked at. We gave it an abysmal F for this area. Despite several solid grades in other categories, this grade is still alarming so we would like to to point it out. With our short-term care score, we seek to create a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.2 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
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, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who have sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 93.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home'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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