Georgia Regional Atlanta Ltc is located in Decatur, Georgia. The city has 167,967 people. With an overall score of A+, this facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. We really can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 66 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

Another reason we graded this facility so highly is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this category. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. The last statistic we looked at was its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this facility had 2.58 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing score weighs a host of factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the final category we scored, this facility was awarded a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility topped off an elite profile. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Georgia Regional Atlanta Ltc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
A
2.97%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
B
1.98%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
C
24.47%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
D
2.48
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Emory Decatur Hospital 6.77 mi
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(404) 501-1000
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Emory University Hospital 7.25 mi
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(404) 686-8500
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Emory Hillandale Hospital 7.25 mi
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston 7.38 mi
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(404) 785-6101
Childrens
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Grady Memorial Hospital 7.44 mi
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Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center 7.48 mi
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(404) 265-4000
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Emory University Hospital Midtown 8.25 mi
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(404) 686-4411
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Voluntary non-profit - Private
Piedmont Hospital 10.44 mi
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(404) 605-5000
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Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Emory Dialysis LLC 1.02 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 38
2726 Candler Road Decatur Georgia 30034
(404) 778-1025
Decatur Dialysis Center 2.73 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
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(404) 286-1700
Mcafee Dialysis 2.73 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
1987 Candler Rd Suite C Decatur Georgia 30032
(404) 284-8596
Total Renal Care, Inc. 2.79 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
2540 Flat Shoals Road Atlanta Georgia 30349
(770) 991-6479
East Dekalb Dialysis 3.13 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
2853 Candler Road, Suite 203 Decatur Georgia 30034
(404) 241-0402
Eastlake Dialysis 3.25 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1757 Candler Road Se Decatur Georgia 30032
(404) 289-2313
Ellenwood Dialysis Center 4.48 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
209 Bennette Blvd Ellenwood Georgia 30294
(678) 289-0963
Odiorne Dialysis 4.52 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
2460 Wesley Chapel Rd, Ste 25d Decatur Georgia 30035
(770) 987-1439