Cherokee Center is an average-sized facility in Canton, Georgia. This nursing home received an overall grade of B-, which is a solid grade. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly far worse facilities out there. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Cherokee 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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. It actually fared better than most facilities in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a fair measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. It does not look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next highest area we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. For residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.9011 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Our last area is nursing, in which we awarded this facility a C in this area. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, our nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cherokee Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cherokee Center, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cherokee Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cherokee Center, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cherokee Center, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cherokee Center, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cherokee Center, 4.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cherokee Center, 94.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cherokee Center, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cherokee Center, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients health.
In Cherokee Center, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cherokee Center, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cherokee Center, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cherokee Center, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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