With an address in Edison, Georgia, Calhoun Nursing Home is the lone facility we identified in the area. This is a quality facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. We also want to point out that this place is based in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are offered. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Calhoun Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Wound Care
- Mental Health
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it was given a favorable long-term care score. Indeed, long-term care is its second most impressive category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a strong short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
The next area we scored was nursing, in which this facility was given a B-. Even though this turned out to be its weakest category rating, this is still not a bad grade. Our nursing score is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. 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 look at quality-based statistics, such as the percent of patients who suffered pressure ulcers and major falls. These data points are indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Calhoun Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 14.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 1.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 1.37% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 1.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 26.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 8.72% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 9.08% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients health.
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 9.08% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 17.88% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
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