Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab is a small non-profit nursing home located in Sandersville, Georgia. This is a quality facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong grade. You could definitely do much worse than this facility. We were also pleased to find that this facility didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab
- 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
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it earned one of our best scores in that area with an A+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't 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
Contributing to this facility's list of accomplishments, it also received a very favorable long-term care score. We awarded them a dominant grade of A- in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next best category we gave this facility in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients 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 next area, this facility received an acceptable nursing score. Even though this isn't quite as strong as some of its other category grades, this is truly nothing to be ashamed of. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents that have experienced a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 4.8% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 94.56% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
- Washington County Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.41 miles away610 Sparta Road Sandersville Georgia 31082Government - Hospital District or Authority(478) 240-2100