Navicent Health Baldwin Skilled Nursing Unit
821 North Cobb St, Milledgeville GA 31061 · (478) 454-3649 · 60.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
With an address in Milledgeville, Georgia, Navicent Health Baldwin Skilled Nursing Unit is one of four nursing homes in the area. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility number 100 in the United States. This puts it in the top one percent of all nursing homes. We could not find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its ratings are as good as they get. As you can find below, this facility performed just as well in our category ratings. We gave it a straight A report card!
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 15 Beds
Non profit - Other
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are presumably most important for residents in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This place excelled in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility provided about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in this area with 65.1 percent of its patients returning home.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home provided 7.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these figures. On top of providing high levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area we rated, this facility was awarded high marks in the area of long-term care also. As a result, we awarded it an A+. This left it as one of the few of nursing homes to receive A+'s in each of our categories. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. It doesn't appear that this facility provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home 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 figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Navicent Health Baldwin Skilled Nursing Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better