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Gold City Health and Rehab

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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222 Moore Drive,
Dahlonega GA 30533

(706) 864-3045

75.09% estimated occupancy 1

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. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: C

We also awarded this facility a solid grade in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Sadly, this facility only received a D for its short-term care rating, which is not one of our better scores. Short-term care grades are important for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Considering its grade in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.3 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The final area we analyzed is nursing, where this facility was given a rock bottom score in this category as well. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is definitely a major disappointment. When calculating our nursing ratings, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Gold City Health and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 5.43% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 93.26% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 17.3% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 23.05% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 11.54 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Gold City Health and Rehab, 69.88% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 18.83 miles away743 Spring Street Gainesville Georgia 30501Government - Local(770) 535-3553

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Lake Lanier15.83 miles away2565 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 10 (678) 450-0364
  • Fresenius Medical Care Gainesville16.68 miles away1856 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 101 Gainesville Georgia 30501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (770) 534-6999
  • Gainesville Dialysis17.72 miles away2545 Flintridge Road Ste 130 Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 15 (770) 536-7194
  • Jesse Jewell Dialysis18.82 miles away1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Ne Suite 110 Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 13 (770) 538-7598
  • Northeast Georgia Home Training18.9 miles away1485 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Ne Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 1 (770) 297-0547
  • Fresenius Medical Care Hall County18.91 miles away1492 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se Gainesville Georgia 30501CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (678) 989-0231