Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood is a senior living facility located in Augusta, Georgia. The city has 202,193 people. With an overall grade of A, this is undoubtedly a first-rate facility. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1227 West Wheeler Parkway,
Augusta GA 30909
65.4% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Augusta, Georgia Awards 2021
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate 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
Compounding its high-end achievements in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care score. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 90.90909 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this nursing home was awarded a top-shelf score of A- in our short-term care area. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that returned home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In the last category we scored, this facility received a very strong grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home completed a very impressive profile. In determining our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that have suffered a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 4.8% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 94.56% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Piedmont Augusta Extended Care Kentwood, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Augusta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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