Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center is in Springfield, Georgia. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the United States. We simply can't say enough great things about this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
459 Highway 119 S,
Springfield GA 31329
84.38% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many high-end grades, this facility received first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.4212 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life or death illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing score includes quite a few factors, however, the primary one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. This facility was awarded a very good short-term care rating this year, with a grade of B-. Although this was not quite as elite as some of its other grades, this is nevertheless a respectable grade for that category. In forming these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 93.36% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
- Effingham Health SystemCritical Access Hospitals 0.09 miles away459 Ga Highway 119 South Springfield Georgia 31329Government - Hospital District or Authority(912) 754-0160
- Coastal Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.74 miles away1000 Medical Center Drive Hardeeville South Carolina 29927Proprietary(843) 784-8182
- Effingham North Dialysis0.76 miles away1451 a Ga Hwy 21 South Springfield Georgia 31329Dialysis Stations: 13 (912) 754-4289
- Fresenius Medical Care Rincon6.74 miles away604 Towne Park West Rincon Georgia 31326Dialysis Stations: 11 (912) 826-2822
- Pooler Dialysis17.59 miles away54 Traders Way Pooler Georgia 31322Dialysis Stations: 12 (912) 748-1018
- Fmc West Chatham Dialysis Center19.57 miles away113 Minus Avenue Savannah Georgia 31408Dialysis Stations: 16 (912) 965-0305