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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
836 Glendale Rd PO Box 229,
Galax VA 24333
54.75% estimated occupancy 1
- 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 91.54929 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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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility just a D for our short-term care score. This is not a very good score. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is considered to be a fair assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The final area we scored was nursing, turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that area. This really was one of the few weak points of a strong report card. Our nursing category assesses quite a few components, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
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, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Galax Health and Rehab, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Galax Health and Rehab, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Galax Health and Rehab, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Galax Health and Rehab, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Galax Health and Rehab, 3.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Galax Health and Rehab, 91.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Galax Health and Rehab, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Galax Health and Rehab, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Galax Health and Rehab, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Galax Health and Rehab, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Galax Health and Rehab, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Galax Health and Rehab, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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