Gold City Health and Rehab is one of only two nursing homes located in Dahlonega, Georgia. This is a relatively poor facility, with an overall grade of D. As far as we can see, we would struggle to recommend this nursing home. This place's only redeeming feature is its inspection score, which we provide more information about below.
Gold City Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that area, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid nursing homes that had a long list of deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of long-term care, this nursing home was given just a D in that category. Unfortunately, this ended up being its second best grade. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility ended up receiving a a very poor grade in our short-term care category. It received a lowly F in this category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Considering its weak grade in this category, we were not shocked to learn that this place provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The final area we graded is nursing. It received a lowly F in this area, which is a very poor grade. The nursing rating features many factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This place averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gold City Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 5.28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 93.36% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gold City Health and Rehab, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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