Florence Hand Home is one of a mere three available facilities located in Lagrange, Georgia. This facility was given a superb overall grade of A, making it the highest graded nursing home in the city. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong with this facility. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Florence Hand Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Lagrange, Georgia Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Lagrange, Georgia Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Lagrange, Georgia Awards 2021
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In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. These inspection scores 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 had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its superb resume, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A in the area. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.91305 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility was awarded a first-rate score of A- in our short-term care category. Our short-term care scores are believed to be more important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
In the final category, this facility also was awarded a first-rate nursing score, with a grade of B+. This finished off a very impressive profile. In determining our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these statistics as predictive measures of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Florence Hand Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Florence Hand Home, 13.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Florence Hand Home, 5.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Florence Hand Home, 4.02% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Florence Hand Home, 20.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Florence Hand Home, 23.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Florence Hand Home, 1.71% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Florence Hand Home, 99.46% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Florence Hand Home, 14.98% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Florence Hand Home, 19.57% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Florence Hand Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Florence Hand Home, 19.57% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Florence Hand Home, 9.97% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Florence Hand Home, 84.8% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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