Located in Rome, Georgia, Fifth Avenue Health Care is one of eight nursing homes in the city. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Rome. The best part of this facility's profile was its stellar inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Fifth Avenue Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
505 North Fifth Avenue,
Rome GA 30165
54.29% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for its inspection grade. This is far more impressive than its overall grade. Our inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out that this nursing home was awarded a great long-term care grade. In fact, it received one of our most impressive scores in this area with a grade of A. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.095436 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next highest category is short-term care. Nevertheless, with a grade of D in this category, it still performed somewhat poorly. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Turning to the fourth category, we awarded this facility a D in our nursing category. This was the nursing home's least impressive category rating. Unfortunately, this category pulled down the nursing home's overall profile to a certain degree. In computing our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fifth Avenue Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a UTI. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 5.28% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 93.36% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fifth Avenue Health Care, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Scores for Rome, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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