Countryside Health Center is in Buchanan, Georgia, a city with a total of 6,218 people. With an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Countryside Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care score. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.96907 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections. It received one of our highest scores in that area with an B+. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another issue is the F this facility received in the area of short-term care. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. With a grade of this caliber for this area, we were not stunned to learn that this facility was well below average in multiple staffing metrics we assess. It offered significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. 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.
Turning to the next area, this nursing home really did not perform well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is this nursing home's worst grade. We assessed the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our grade in this category. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Countryside Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Countryside Health Center, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Countryside Health Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Countryside Health Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that sustained urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Countryside Health Center, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Countryside Health Center, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Countryside Health Center, 5.28% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Countryside Health Center, 93.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Countryside Health Center, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Countryside Health Center, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Countryside Health Center, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Countryside Health Center, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Countryside Health Center, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Countryside Health Center, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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