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. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
River Brook Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
390 Sweat Street,
Homerville GA 31634
77.17% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Remarkably, we gave this nursing home a C for our long-term care rating, which is not too bad of a score. In calculating our long-term care scores, we size up the assistance with daily living offered to a facility's patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.163124 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which is not a very good score. In our short-term care score, we attempt to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Based on its score in this category, we weren't surprised to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Honestly, this was about what we expected here. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
The next area we looked at was nursing, where this facility was given an abysmal grade in this area as well. We gave it an F for this category, which is obviously a major disappointment. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This number is well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics 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, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have experienced a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 5.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 93.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Brook Healthcare Center, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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