Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation is the lone nursing home we found in Dahlonega, Georgia. With an B+ overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home truly has plenty working in its favor. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
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
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia Awards 2021
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In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility received an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given high marks in the area of short-term care as well. Indeed, it received one of our most favorable grades in that category with a score of A. In determining these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care, where this facility was awarded a B- in this category. In the category of long-term care, we focus more on the quantity of care offered by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated just 88.15789 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next area we graded is nursing, where this facility was awarded a B-. Even though this ended up being its poorest category grade, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. In determining our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 4.8% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 94.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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