With an address in Edison, Georgia, Calhoun Nursing Home is the lone facility we identified in the area. This is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a 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.
Calhoun Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this place also received top notch government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with an A+. Inspection grades 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 government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in the area of long-term care. As a result, we gave it a score of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our better grades. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities next best category is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road score in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is more often than not a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Switching gears to our final area, this facility received a grade of C for nursing, which is generally a decent rating. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Calhoun Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, 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, 21.48% 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, 5.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Calhoun Nursing Home, 93.26% 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, 17.3% Percentage 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, 23.05% Percentage 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, 1.51 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, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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