Gordon Health and Rehabilitation is a senior living facility located in Calhoun, Georgia. This city has a population of 40,053 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires solid scores in most areas. As far as we can see, this nursing home looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
Gordon Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we gave it an A+ for this category, which is one of our best grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.51632 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area is short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road score in this area. Short-term care grades are generally used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. We were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
The final category we analyzed is nursing. We gave this facility a grade of D in our nursing category, making this its worst category grade. The nursing score features numerous data points. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gordon Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents which had urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional 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
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gordon Health and Rehabilitation, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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