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. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Elberton. The city has just two other nursing homes. The best thing we can really say about this facility is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it did receive a very good score in the area of inspections. We gave it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility an impressive grade in long-term care. This facility earned a grade of B in this area, which is one of our more impressive scores. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. When determining our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
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, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which have suffered falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents that had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents which were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heardmont Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heardmont 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. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
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