The Marshes of Skidaway Island is a very-small non-profit nursing home in Savannah, Georgia. This facility is one of the most elite facilities we found. Receiving an A+ in our grading scheme requires first-rate marks across the board. This is one of the five best nursing homes in Savannah. This nursing home was also given impressive ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
The Marshes of Skidaway Island
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
95 Skidaway Island Park Road,
Savannah GA 31411
67.39% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed as well in this category. Inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. There are a variety of factors within this area. Most of the factors relate to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility finished off a straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Marshes of Skidaway Island Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients which experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 93.36% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Marshes of Skidaway Island, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Scores for Savannah, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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