Gracemore Nursing and Rehab is a small nursing home located in Brunswick, Georgia. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this is a high quality nursing home. You can definitely do much worse than this place. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
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Gracemore Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home earned near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients more frequently.
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our stronger scores in that area, with a grade of B. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses 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 very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored turned out to be this facility's worst area. However, even in its worst category we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- for our short-term care category. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is considered to be a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gracemore Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 4.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 94.56% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks 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 Gracemore Nursing and Rehab, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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