Fort Gaines Health and Rehab is in Fort Gaines, Georgia. This city has 2,388 people. This proved to be a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this place did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Fort Gaines Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
This nursing home received impressive scores in the area of long-term care as well. Indeed, we gave it one of our most superb scores in that area with a score of A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.85493 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this nursing home was given a decent short-term care rating. Although this is not quite as impressive as many of its other grades, this is really not a bad grade. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Gaines Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 4.8% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 94.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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