Hart Care Center is an average-sized nursing home in Hartwell, Georgia. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires above average marks in most areas. This place definitely has plenty of good features. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Hart Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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
This facility truly excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed more favorably in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.619774 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Moving on to the last area, this nursing home was given a respectable nursing score. Even though this was not as dominant as a few of its other category grades, this is still not a bad grade. The nursing score considers several factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we look at quality-based statistics, such as the percentage of residents who experienced pressure ulcers and major falls. These statistics are decent indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hart Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hart Care Center, 7.87% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hart Care Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hart Care Center, 4.9% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hart Care Center, 26.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hart Care Center, 45.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hart Care Center, 0.4% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hart Care Center, 99.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hart Care Center, 17.39% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hart Care Center, 17.2% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hart Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hart Care Center, 17.2% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hart Care Center, 14.97% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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