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.
Florence Hand Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its superb resume, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care area. In fact, it received a score of A in the area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating weighs many datapoints, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. We gave it a grade of A- for that category. This rounded out a straight A profile. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.71346 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Florence Hand Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Florence Hand Home, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Florence Hand Home, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents that had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Florence Hand Home, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Florence Hand Home, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Florence Hand Home, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Florence Hand Home, 5.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Florence Hand Home, 93.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Florence Hand Home, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Florence Hand Home, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Florence Hand Home, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Florence Hand Home, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Florence Hand Home, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Florence Hand Home, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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