Buchanan Healthcare Center is the sole facility we found in Buchanan, Georgia. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
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Buchanan Healthcare Center
- 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
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its inspection grade. This is far better than its overall score. Our inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care. For this reason, we awarded it a score of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 93.33333 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home's received a low-end short-term care grade where it received an F. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most important for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With a grade of this caliber in this area, we were not surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing metrics we looked at. It supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility's weakest category was nursing, which is the last category we looked at. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this area. Even with several decent scores in other areas, this score is nevertheless concerning so we wanted to point it out. Our nursing category is based on quite a few factors, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buchanan Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 4.8% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 94.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buchanan Healthcare Center, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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