Dawson Health and Rehabilitation is a small non-profit nursing home located in Dawson, Georgia. This proved to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. As far as we can see, this facility would be a good fit for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
Dawson 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
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with a grade of A. This is a notably better score than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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
We also gave this facility a middle of the road grade in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 98.39572 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing score weighs many factors, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this nursing home was awarded a C for short-term care, which we consider to be a respectable score. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dawson Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 5.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 93.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 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 Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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