Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center is a very-large nursing home located in Atlanta, Georgia. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically suggests some concerning datapoints. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Atlanta. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
5470 Meridian Mark Road, Bldg E,
Atlanta GA 30342
62.91% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent grade in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest area was its long-term care score, where it received a grade of C. In our long-term care assessment, we focus on the sheer volume of care offered by a nursing home, as well as a few quality measures. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.8903 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. The nursing score weighs many datapoints, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This place offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area was short-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. For this area, we gave this facility a D. Our short-term care grade is generally used to judge a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. As you might expect, we discovered that this place provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents which have had a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 5.28% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 93.36% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dunwoody Health and Rehabilitation Center, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Atlanta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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