Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of a variety of options to choose from in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring an overall grade of D, this is a subpar nursing home. We rated this as one of the five worst rated nursing homes in Atlanta. With countless other facilities in the city, you should be able to do better. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: CApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

While this facility's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in our short-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that area, which is one of our highest grades. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Georgia in this area with 62.3 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home's second best area was long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this area. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable total. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. While it had 3.1 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was not too bad.

Nurse Quality

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Historical

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. In computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are caring for residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing score also includes some applicable quality-based metrics. While this nursing home excelled in terms of quantity of nursing hours, it fell short in certain datapoints that related to quality. This nursing home's nursing grade was hurt by poor performance in the area of minimizing pressure ulcers. We found that 13.3 percent of this facility's residents were suffering from pressure ulcers. Since many pressure ulcers could be avoided with proper nursing protocols, we reduce a nursing home's nursing rating when we find this kind of prevalence of pressure ulcers.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The last category we looked at was inspections. This ended up being this facility's worst grade. We gave it a score of D in this area. Since this data is compiled by government inspectors, we weight it heavily in our assessment. One of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We would scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was assessed one category J through K deficiency, which rank among the worst categories of deficiencies. Finally, we want to point out that this place received large government fines in recent years of over $100,000. This typically indicates that a poor performance spanned multiple years.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Provider
D
13.26%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Provider
A-
2.02%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B
12.44%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
17.87%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
A-
0.34%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B-
97.19%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
A+
6.73%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.

Provider
D
9.41%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B-
1.91
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
9.41
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
6.28
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
B-
66.14%
State
B-
64.62%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Northside Hospital 0.1 mi
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 851-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite 0.11 mi
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(404) 785-5252
Childrens
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Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Inc 0.23 mi
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(678) 843-5720
Acute Care Hospitals
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Peachford Behavioral Health System of Atlanta 3.55 mi
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(770) 455-3200
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Piedmont Hospital 7.14 mi
1968 Peachtree Rd Nw Atlanta Georgia 30309
(404) 605-5000
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston 7.96 mi
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(404) 785-6101
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emory University Hospital 8.1 mi
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(404) 686-8500
Acute Care Hospitals
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Emory Decatur Hospital 8.83 mi
2701 N Decatur Road Decatur Georgia 30033
(404) 501-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita North Atlanta Home Training 0.1 mi
Dialysis Stations: 2
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Ste c110 Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 250-0925
Lake Hearn Dialysis 0.57 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
1150 Lake Hearn Drive Suite 100 Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 847-9850
Fresenius Medical Care Perimeter 0.7 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
5825 Glenridge Drive Bldg 3 Suite 150 Atlanta Georgia 30328
(404) 250-0058
Pure Life Renal of Perimeter 1.17 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
6160 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite a-110 Atlanta Georgia 30328
(954) 962-5733
Emory Dialysis, LLC 1.24 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite 501 Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 778-8075
Fmcna Sandy Springs 4.5 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
7840 Roswell Rd Bldg 200 Ste 210 Atlanta Georgia 30350
(770) 604-3330
Montreal Dialysis 7.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
1901 Montreal Road Tucker Georgia 30084
(770) 938-9565
Southern Lane Dialysis 7.48 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1840 Southern Lane Decatur Georgia 30033
(404) 325-8884