River Brook Healthcare Center is the lone nursing home we found in Homerville, Georgia. With a terrible overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. This nursing home is really as bad as it gets. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next section.
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River Brook Healthcare Center
- 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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility only earned a grade of D for its long-term care grade, which is actually one of its higher category scores. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 95.55556 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This nursing home's was given a rock-bottom short-term care score where it received a lowly F. Short-term care grades are often employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. With its score in this area, we weren't stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The last category we analyzed was nursing. This nursing home was given a rock bottom grade of F in that category. In computing a facility's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
River Brook Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 11.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients 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 River Brook Healthcare Center, 1.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 43.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 33.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 0.83% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 95.04% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 34.31% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 29.61% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 29.61% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 17.29% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
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