Early Memorial Nursing Facility is the lone facility located in Blakely, Georgia. This is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. We also want to point out that this nursing home is based in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are offered. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Early Memorial Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A- for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care scores this year. Indeed, we gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the next area, this facility was awarded a grade of B- in short-term care, which we consider to be a decent rating. In our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Early Memorial Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 5.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 93.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Early Memorial Nursing Facility, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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