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New Horizons Limestone

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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2020 Beverly Road Ne,
Gainesville GA 30501

(770) 219-8600

130.21% estimated occupancy 1

New Horizons Limestone is a large hospital-based facility located in Gainesville, Georgia. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B, which is a good rating. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this place also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our best scores in that area, with an A. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't 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

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a grade of B+. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.849525 percent of its patients, which is a few points less than we anticipated. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third area we looked at was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is typically a reliable assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more than 50% more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This place fared better than most facilities in this metric with 53.5 percent of its patients returning home. At most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Our next area is nursing, where we awarded this nursing home a B- in that area. The nursing grade considers several data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home was above average in two of the major metrics we assessed, including minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

New Horizons Limestone Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In New Horizons Limestone, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In New Horizons Limestone, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In New Horizons Limestone, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 5.36% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 93.3% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In New Horizons Limestone, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 23.16% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In New Horizons Limestone, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In New Horizons Limestone, 11.64 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In New Horizons Limestone, 69.86% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Scores for Gainesville, GA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • 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
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Gainesville, Georgia has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center, IncAcute Care Hospitals 1.56 miles away743 Spring Street Gainesville Georgia 30501Government - Local(770) 535-3553
  • Habersham County Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 19 miles away541 Historic Highway 441-North Demorest Georgia 30535Government - Hospital District or Authority(706) 754-2161

Nearby Dialysis

  • Gainesville Dialysis0.58 miles away2545 Flintridge Road Ste 130 Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 15 (770) 536-7194
  • Jesse Jewell Dialysis1.03 miles away1475 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Ne Suite 110 Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 13 (770) 538-7598
  • Fresenius Medical Care Hall County1.03 miles away1492 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se Gainesville Georgia 30501CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (678) 989-0231
  • Northeast Georgia Home Training1.05 miles away1485 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Ne Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 1 (770) 297-0547
  • Fresenius Medical Care Gainesville2.19 miles away1856 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 101 Gainesville Georgia 30501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (770) 534-6999
  • Fresenius Medical Care Lake Lanier2.99 miles away2565 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville Georgia 30501Dialysis Stations: 10 (678) 450-0364
  • Braselton Dialysis14.74 miles away1241 Friendship Rd Suite 130 Braselton Georgia 30517Dialysis Stations: 13 (770) 965-6056
  • Fresenius Kidney Care North Forsyth16.03 miles away3530 Rowe Lane Cumming Georgia 30041Dialysis Stations: 11 (770) 886-5750

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