Harborview Health Systems of Satilla is a large facility located in Waycross, Georgia. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. At the end of the day, this place looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Harborview Health Systems of Satilla
- Nursing Home
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 - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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
We also awarded this facility a grade of A- for our long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received an impressive short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B+. In determining these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last category we looked at was this nursing home's poorest area. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it an acceptable grade of C in nursing. Our nursing score weighs several data points, however, the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harborview Health Systems of Satilla Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 12.39% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 4.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 16.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 37.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 7.87% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 99% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 10.38% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 10.86% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 10.86% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 14.06% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harborview Health Systems of Satilla, 76.47% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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