Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab is a small non-profit nursing home located in Sandersville, Georgia. We gave this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. You simply can't do much better than this nursing home. This facility also received very consistent scores in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a favorable overall grade, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspection category. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its dominant profile, this facility also performed well in our long-term care area. In fact, it received a grade of A- for the category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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. Short-term care grades are often used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Switching gears to our fourth category, this nursing home received a highly favorable nursing grade. Even though this wasn't quite as dominant as a few of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of our more impressive scores a facility can receive. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who had falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 5.28% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 93.36% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
- Washington County Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.41 miles away610 Sparta Road Sandersville Georgia 31082Government - Hospital District or Authority(478) 240-2100