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Friendship Health and Rehab

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Friendship Health and Rehab's website

161 Friendship Road,
Cleveland GA 30528

(706) 865-3131

43.37% estimated occupancy 1

Friendship Health and Rehab is one of just two facilities located in Cleveland, Georgia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some respectable scores. This place seems to have a few things going for it. The best part of this place's profile was its remarkable inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Georgia badge

Best Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an A+. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, with top-shelf grade of A- in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.31973 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home was given an F in the category of short-term care. Unfortunately, this is a terrible score. With our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The final category we scored was nursing. We gave it an F for this category, which is a very poor grade. This is obviously a significant disappointment. Our nursing grade includes several subcategories, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Friendship Health and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 5.28% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 93.36% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 16.65% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 20.73% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mountain Lakes Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 12.38 miles away162 Legacy Point Clayton Georgia 30525Proprietary(706) 782-3100
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 16.62 miles away743 Spring Street Gainesville Georgia 30501Government - Local(770) 535-3553
  • Habersham County Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 17.96 miles away541 Historic Highway 441-North Demorest Georgia 30535Government - Hospital District or Authority(706) 754-2161

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Habersham12.43 miles away735 N Historic Hwy 441 Demorest Georgia 30535CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 11 (706) 839-1761
  • Fresenius Medical Care Lake Lanier14.76 miles away2565 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 10 (678) 450-0364
  • Gainesville Dialysis14.88 miles away2545 Flintridge Road Ste 130 Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 15 (770) 536-7194
  • Fresenius Medical Care Gainesville15.14 miles away1856 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 101 Gainesville Georgia 30501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (770) 534-6999
  • Jesse Jewell Dialysis16.23 miles away1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Ne Suite 110 Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 13 (770) 538-7598
  • Fresenius Medical Care Hall County16.26 miles away1492 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se Gainesville Georgia 30501CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (678) 989-0231
  • Northeast Georgia Home Training16.26 miles away1485 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Ne Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 1 (770) 297-0547