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 C. 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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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 always a good 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 98.3871 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 C 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 really didn't fare well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is this nursing home's worst grade. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more critical for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place provides substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average nursing home. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4 percent of its patients returning 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, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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