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Friendship Health and Rehab

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: A+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-Sep 20: B-Oct 20: B-Jan 21: B-Feb 21: B-Mar 21: B-Apr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: B-Jul 21: B-Aug 21: B-Sep 21: B-Oct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: B-Feb 22: B-Mar 22: B-Apr 22: BMay 22: B
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161 Friendship Road,
Cleveland GA 30528

(706) 865-3131

41.79% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Cleveland, Georgia, Friendship Health and Rehab is one of just two facilities in the area. With an overall score of B, this facility is a quality choice. In our view, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed 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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection grades are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't 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

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home was awarded impressive grades in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, we awarded it one of our best grades in that area with a score of A+. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. One of the datapoints we considered on top of this facility's quality nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.375 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for seniors. The last datapoint we looked at was the nursing home's hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 2.37 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the area of nursing care, this was not one of this facility's strong suits. We awarded it a grade of D in this category. Clearly, this facility performed much better in the categories discussed above. Our nursing grade analyzes many factors, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. Quantity of nursing care does not appear to be the source of this facility's poor nursing grade. This nursing home provides 4.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is actually better than we expected. In computing our ratings, we add additional weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered nurses. Lastly, we turn to some quality-focused statistics in rounding out our nursing ratings. Specifically, we look at the percent of patients who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we analyzed was short-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest area. We gave it an F in this area, which is clearly a bit of a disappointment. Short-term care grades are often used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we discovered that this nursing home provided less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 38.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Friendship Health and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 5.36% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 93.3% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 23.16% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Friendship Health and Rehab, 11.64 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient 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

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