Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation is one of just a few nursing homes located in Dahlonega, Georgia. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. We flat out can't say enough favorable things about this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
200 Mountain Park Drive,
Dahlonega GA 30533
75.16% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this nursing home excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few nursing homes fared as well in this area. 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
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also received a strong short-term care score, with a grade of A. With our short-term care category, we seek to craft a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. When computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care, where this nursing home received a B-. This is this nursing home's worst area. This is nevertheless not a major area of concern. Our long-term care grades are more critical for those in need of more conventional services associated with personal care. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 91.51515 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that 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, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 5.28% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 93.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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