Emanuel County Nursing Home is located in Swainsboro, Georgia. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt an elite nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary profile is its long-term care score. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Emanuel County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Swainsboro, Georgia Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Swainsboro, Georgia Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also earned an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.7013 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning patients more frequently.
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This nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this facility was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off an elite report card. In our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emanuel County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 0.65% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that have sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 4.76% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 37.58% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 29.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 2.74% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 98.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Emanuel County Nursing Home, 43.49% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
- Emanuel Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away117 Kite Road Swainsboro Georgia 30401Government - Hospital District or Authority(478) 289-1304
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