George Regional Health & Rehab Center is a small government-owned facility located in Lucedale, Mississippi. This is a subpar facility, with an overall grade of D. Based on our ratings, this facility likely isn't a great fit for most people. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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George Regional Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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.
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- 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
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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 did not have many positive things to say about this place's overall score, it earned a somewhat respectable government inspection report this year. It received a decent grade in that area with a score of B-. Inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. 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. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. The nursing grade considers numerous datapoints. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provided just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category was its short-term care grade, where it was given a grade of B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is considered to be a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final area is long-term care, where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. In determining our long-term care scores, we scrutinize the personal care offered to a nursing home's residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an above average total. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 1.48% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 18.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 15.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 100% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 10.19% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 12.16% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 12.16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 11.52% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In George Regional Health & Rehab Center, 85.5% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
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