Gray Health and Rehabilitation is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Gray, Georgia. This turns out to be a respectable facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. The best part of this place's profile was its remarkable inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Gray Health and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
156 Dolly Street,
Gray GA 31032
88.94% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A+. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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
Additionally, we also would like to note that this facility was given strong long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a B. This turned out to be the facility's second best grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next best category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
The final category we rated was nursing, which ended up being this facility's weakest area. It received a lowly F for this category, which is clearly a major disappointment. There are quite a few criteria within this area. Many of the factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This facility averaged a meager 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. To go along with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this facility also didn't perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing scores. We looked at the percentage of residents sustaining major falls and pressure ulcers. This facility had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average nursing home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gray Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 5.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 93.3% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gray Health and Rehabilitation, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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