Galax Health and Rehab is an average-sized nursing home located in Galax, Virginia. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the road facility. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this place's profile was its remarkable inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Galax Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its inspection grade. This grade is far more impressive than its overall score. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk 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 also was given a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we gave them a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 87.55761 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Clearly, this place 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 a remarkably low number.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of D. Our nursing category consists of a handful of factors, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were significantly below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area is short-term care, which is the last category we looked at. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of just D. Our short-term care scores are likely more important for individuals requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. It looks like this nursing home was subpar in multiple staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Galax Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Galax Health and Rehab, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Galax Health and Rehab, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Galax Health and Rehab, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Galax Health and Rehab, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Galax Health and Rehab, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Galax Health and Rehab, 3.59% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Galax Health and Rehab, 91.36% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Galax Health and Rehab, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Galax Health and Rehab, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Galax Health and Rehab, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Galax Health and Rehab, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Galax Health and Rehab, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Galax Health and Rehab, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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