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. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
Fort Gaines Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This exemplary facility also was superb in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Few facilities fared better in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.8764 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. Nursing grades are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest category was short-term care, which is the last area we assessed. In this area, we awarded this facility a D. We would like to to draw your attention to this possible area of weakness, however, you shouldn't dwell on one area either. In our short-term care category, we endeavor to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. It appears that this nursing home was subpar in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we considered. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off 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, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 5.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 93.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
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