Azalealand Nursing Home is located in Savannah, Georgia. This city has a population of 236,823 people. We gave this nursing home a C overall, which isn't a bad score. This is comparable with the city grade in Savannah, which is a B-. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this place's profile was its exemplary inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Azalealand Nursing Home
- 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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave it a grade of A+. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable grade in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 90.87453 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is a few points below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing score. We gave this nursing home a grade of D. When determining our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this nursing home really didn't perform very well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this was its poorest grade. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Given its score in this category, we weren't surprised to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the figures we assessed. Frankly, this was what we expected here. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Azalealand Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 5.28% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 93.36% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Azalealand Nursing Home, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Savannah, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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