Cordele Health and Rehabilitation is one of just a few nursing homes located in Cordele, Georgia. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some respectable marks. In addition, this nursing home is located in a hospital, which often means the facility offers a wider array of healthcare services. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its exemplary inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Cordele Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also wanted to point out that this facility received impressive long-term care marks in this assessment. We gave them one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a B. This proved to be the facility's second highest grade. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 94.15205 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing rating. We gave this facility a grade of D. Our nursing score is largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular facility offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This number is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a rock bottom grade. This is obviously a major disappointment. Short-term care ratings are vital for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. With its score in this category, we weren't stunned to find that this place was well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cordele Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 5.28% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 93.36% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 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 Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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