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.
Friendship Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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.
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.
Friendship Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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