Calhoun Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Calhoun, Georgia. This is a lower end facility, with an overall grade of D. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Calhoun. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Calhoun Health Care 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this facility's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with a grade of A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that have a long list of deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility a grade of just D for our short-term care grade and that actually ended up being its second most favorable score. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this place provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.9 percent of its residents returning home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility only received a D for its long-term care grade, which is not a very good score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility vaccinated only 49.08425 percent of its residents, which is several points lower than we expected. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
The final category we assessed was nursing. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in that area. When computing our nursing scores, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Calhoun Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients that suffer from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients which had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 5.43% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 93.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Calhoun Health Care Center, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.