Located in Lucedale, Mississippi, George Regional Health & Rehab Center is one of a mere two available facilities in the area. This is a subpar facility, with an overall grade of D. Based on our ratings, this place may not be a great fit for most prospective residents. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
George Regional Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
859 Winter St,
Lucedale MS 39452
68.98% estimated occupancy 1
Note: George Regional Health & Rehab Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Lucedale, Mississippi Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Lucedale, Mississippi Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this place a bad overall grade, we awarded it a fairly respectable score in the area of inspections, where we gave it a B-. This was better than its other category grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this statistic. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best area is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is basically a slightly below average score in this area. Our short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care, is this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a D in this area. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
George Regional Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 2.3% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 93.75% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
- George Regional Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away859 Winter Street Lucedale Mississippi 39452Government - Local(601) 947-3161
- Greene County Hospital CahCritical Access Hospitals 16.11 miles away1017 Jackson Street Leakesville Mississippi 39451Government - Local(601) 394-4135
- Lucedale Dialysis0.27 miles away652 Manila Street Lucedale Mississippi 39452Dialysis Stations: 16 (601) 947-8701