Located in Gainesville, Georgia, New Horizons Limestone is one of four facilities in the city. This nursing home received a strong grade of B+ overall. We found this nursing home to be better than the majority of the facilities in Gainesville, which has a city grade of B. In addition, this facility is located in a hospital, which can often mean the facility offers more extensive medical services. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also strong.
New Horizons Limestone
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2020 Beverly Road Ne,
Gainesville GA 30501
129.78% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a favorable long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 93.260185 percent of its residents. This is a few points less than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of B. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final category we rated is nursing, in which this facility was given a B. This nursing home didn't end up having any weak spots. There are a variety of criteria within this area. Most of these criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 place Georgia in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning patients at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
New Horizons Limestone Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In New Horizons Limestone, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In New Horizons Limestone, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents that have experienced falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In New Horizons Limestone, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In New Horizons Limestone, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In New Horizons Limestone, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In New Horizons Limestone, 5.28% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In New Horizons Limestone, 93.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In New Horizons Limestone, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In New Horizons Limestone, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In New Horizons Limestone, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In New Horizons Limestone, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In New Horizons Limestone, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In New Horizons Limestone, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Gainesville, 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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