Harborview Health Systems Thomaston is one of just three nursing homes located in Thomaston, Georgia. This nursing home was given an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. Although the city grade in Thomaston which is also just a D, you still ought to be able to find a better option. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection reports. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Harborview Health Systems Thomaston
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
310 Avenue F,
Thomaston GA 30286
90.16% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we gave this place a poor overall grade, we gave it a B+ for our inspections category. This was the result of the facility receiving a quality inspection report this year. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this nursing home received a reasonably solid short-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a C in that area. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this nursing home really did not fare well here either. Due to a very poor grade of F in long-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an above average total. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harborview Health Systems Thomaston Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 5.28% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 93.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
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