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.
Hart Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
261 Fairview Avenue,
Hartwell GA 30643
56.15% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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 99.63899 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 5.7 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, although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hart Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hart Care Center, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hart Care Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hart Care Center, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hart Care Center, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hart Care Center, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hart Care Center, 5.28% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hart Care Center, 93.36% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hart Care Center, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hart Care Center, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Hart Care Center, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hart Care Center, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hart Care Center, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hart Care Center, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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