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. Based on our ratings, this facility probably isn't a good fit for any prospective resident. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection reports. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
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Harborview Health Systems Thomaston
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall score was as bad as it gets, it performed pretty well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid places that have too many severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't perform terribly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we gave it a grade of C for that category, which turned out to be another one of its better grades. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on quality of care. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. The nursing score includes many subcategories. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care, where this facility was given an abysmal score in this category also. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously a major concern. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category weren't 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, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which have suffered a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 4.8% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 94.56% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harborview Health Systems Thomaston, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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