Cartersville Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Cartersville, Georgia. With an overall score of D, this is a lower end nursing home. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Cartersville. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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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 Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this place favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid inspections in recent years. We gave it a B+ in this category, which was much better than its overall grade. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that have too many severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our short-term care rating and that actually ended up being its next most respectable score. In our short-term care rating, we try to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Considering its weak score in this category, we weren't stunned to discover this place offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second lowest score is long-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that category. This is a relatively poor score. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to resident care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home provided the vaccine to just 24.285713 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Turning to our final area, we awarded this facility a D for nursing. This was the nursing home's worst category score. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cartersville Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cartersville Center, 8.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cartersville Center, 2% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cartersville Center, 2.37% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cartersville Center, 16.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cartersville Center, 17.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cartersville Center, 0.62% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cartersville Center, 45.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cartersville Center, 20.59% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cartersville Center, 16.07% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Cartersville Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cartersville Center, 16.07% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cartersville Center, 12.81% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cartersville Center, 76.41% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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