Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation is a senior living facility located in Hartwell, Georgia, which has a total of 16,382 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is very good score. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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
On the list of its many impressive scores, this facility was given first-rate long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. In our short-term care score, we strive to forge a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The last category we scored was nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. This was this facility's weakest area. This is still not the end of the world. When calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is not an impressive total. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients which suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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