Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation is located in Elberton, Georgia, a city with a population of 16,109 people. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. This is not the worse facility we looked at, but we would still struggle to recommend it. The best thing we can really say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
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Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not high on this facility's overall performance, it did receive an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a B+. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B-. We weighed the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in calculating our grade in this category. 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 also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second lowest score was short-term care, where it received a grade of just D in that category. This is a relatively poor grade. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is typically a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we learned that this place provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area was long-term care, which is the final area we assessed. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of D. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable statistic. Surprisingly, this facility also keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who had a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 4.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 94.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
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