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. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Florence Hand Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
200 Medical Drive,
Lagrange GA 30240
68% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a strong overall grade, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our inspection category. 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.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing rating analyzes a handful of subcategories, but the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this area. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.168976 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. Although this wound up being its lowest category grade, this is still an above average grade. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is considered to be a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. 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 they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 4.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Florence Hand Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Florence Hand Home, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Florence Hand Home, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Florence Hand Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Florence Hand Home, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Florence Hand Home, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Florence Hand Home, 5.28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Florence Hand Home, 93.36% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Florence Hand Home, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Florence Hand Home, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Florence Hand Home, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Florence Hand Home, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Florence Hand Home, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Florence Hand Home, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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