Nhc Healthcare Ft Oglethorpe is a large nursing home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 135 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

We also wanted to point out that this facility has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
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Historical

This facility also excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Not many facilities fared better in this area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.08867 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. With 1.93 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility is just about middle of the road in this area.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: CApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. Our short-term care grade is typically used to measure a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Georgia in this area with 60.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next category we graded is nursing, in which this nursing home received a grade of C. Even though this wound up being its least impressive category rating, this is still a middle of the pack score. Our nursing score includes several factors, however, the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Nhc Healthcare Ft Oglethorpe Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A
3.24%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
D
6.9%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
C
3.81%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
A
7.21%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
10.98%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Provider
C
5.09%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
94.64%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Provider
B-
15.48%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility.

Provider
A-
21.27%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
B
1.74
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
21.27
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.78
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B+
72.73%
State
B-
64.62%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Chi Memorial Hospital- Georgia 2.07 mi
100 Gross Crescent Circle Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
(770) 874-5400
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Parkridge Medical Center 6.58 mi
2333 Mccallie Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 894-4220
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Memorial Healthcare System, Inc 6.86 mi
2525 Desales Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 495-2525
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Erlanger Medical Center 7.97 mi
975 E 3rd St Chattanooga Tennessee 37403
(423) 778-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Hamilton Medical Center 17.31 mi
1200 Memorial Drive Dalton Georgia 30720
(706) 272-6105
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Dci Fort Oglethorpe 2.02 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
201 Thomas Road Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
(706) 861-6668
Dci East Ridge 3.63 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
6104 North Mack Smith Rd. Chattanooga Tennessee 37412
(423) 894-8133
Kidney Center of Missionary Ridge, LLC 5.43 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 71
3810 Brainerd Road Chattanooga Tennessee 37411
(423) 486-9510
Dci Lyerly 6.84 mi
Dialysis Stations: 26
2300 East Third Street Suite A Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 698-6422
Kidney Center of North Georgia, LLC 6.9 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
102 Erlanger South Drive Ringgold Georgia 30736
(706) 820-6605
Dci Chattanooga 3rd St 7.41 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1425 East Third Street Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 698-0927
Dci Chattanooga Broad St 7.43 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
3555 Broad St. Chattanooga Tennessee 37409
(423) 756-8808
Chattanooga Kidney Center 8.12 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
2118 Stein Drive Chattanooga Tennessee 37421
(423) 648-4900