Comer Health and Rehabilitation is in Comer, Georgia, a city with 4,531 people. This proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. This nursing home truly has plenty of good features. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Comer Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.64789 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life or death illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. Short-term care grades are vital for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Switching gears to our final area, this facility received a respectable nursing grade of C. The nursing grade includes many factors, but the main one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a resident even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Comer Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 5.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 93.36% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Comer Health and Rehabilitation, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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