Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab is a small non-profit facility located in Sandersville, Georgia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires solid marks in most areas. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
652 Ferncrest Drive,
Sandersville GA 31082
94.66% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other accomplishments is its elite long-term care grade. We awarded them one of our best scores in that category, with a score of A-. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. 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
This facility's third highest category ended up being short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
The next area we scored was nursing. In this category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This was this facility's worst area. In calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 3.1 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
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, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 5.36% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 93.3% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
- Washington County Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.41 miles away610 Sparta Road Sandersville Georgia 31082Government - Hospital District or Authority(478) 240-2100