Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. At the end of the day, this facility looks like a solid choice for most people. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
88 Johnson Road, Building #2,
Lawrenceville GA 30046
37.1% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the category of short-term care, where it earned a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. If it wasn't for this category, this facility's overall score would have been much lower. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A+. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave it a superb long-term care score. Indeed, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 87.5 percent of its residents, which is slightly less than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our final category of inspections, this facility received a horrible grade. Unfortunately, with an F in the inspection category, this nursing home's overall grade was pulled down significantly. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We would pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. It doesn't appear that we have information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received significant government fines of more than $100,000. This usually means that a facility's bad track record has been an issue for several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which had a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents which suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.8% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 94.56% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mesun Health and Rehabilitation Center, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.