Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9) is a small government-owned nursing home in Gracewood, Georgia. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Georgia. As far as we can see, this facility looks like a no brainer for most people. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9)
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspection category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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 also was awarded a dominant long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being this nursing home's second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. 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.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing score considers a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. Not many facilities received a B+ or better in all four categories. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9) Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 8.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents which experienced a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 5.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 14.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 16.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 0% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 100% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 6.45% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 10.61% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gracewood Nsg Facility(Unit 9), 10.61% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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