Cordele Health and Rehabilitation is the lone nursing home we identified in Cordele, Georgia. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. 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.
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Cordele Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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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 an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Very few facilities fared more favorably in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. Our nursing score is largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's weakest category is short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. Sadly, it received an F for this category. In spite of some decent scores in other categories, this score is still of a concern so we would like to to make a note of it. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is more often than not a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. In this place's case, we found that it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
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, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which have experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 4.8% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 94.56% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint 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 Cordele Health and Rehabilitation, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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