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Parkside Ellijay

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Parkside Ellijay's website

1362 South Main Street,
Ellijay GA 30540

(706) 635-7881

83.3% estimated occupancy 1

Parkside Ellijay is an average-sized nursing home located in Ellijay, Georgia. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some respectable marks. As far as we can see, this place should be a solid choice for most people. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

An additional strength of this facility is its high-end score in long-term care. We gave it one of our most impressive grades in that category, with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.07692 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this nursing home only earned a D for its short-term care grade, which is not a score to write home about. Our short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. As you might expect, we discovered that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.8 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The final area we assessed was nursing, which was this nursing home's weakest area. It received a lowly F for this category, which is certainly a major disappointment. Our nursing grade consists of many subcategories, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Parkside Ellijay Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Parkside Ellijay, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Parkside Ellijay, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Parkside Ellijay, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Parkside Ellijay, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Parkside Ellijay, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Parkside Ellijay, 5.43% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Parkside Ellijay, 93.26% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Parkside Ellijay, 17.3% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Parkside Ellijay, 23.05% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Parkside Ellijay, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Parkside Ellijay, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Parkside Ellijay, 11.54 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Parkside Ellijay, 69.88% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 16.07 miles away1266 Highway 515 South Jasper Georgia 30143Voluntary non-profit - Other(706) 301-5269
  • Adventhealth MurrayAcute Care Hospitals 17.74 miles away707 Old Dalton Ellijay Road, PO Box 1406 Chatsworth Georgia 30705Voluntary non-profit - Private(706) 517-2031
  • Fannin Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.95 miles away2855 Old Highway 5 North Blue Ridge Georgia 30513Proprietary(706) 632-3711

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Ellijay Dialysis1.05 miles away449 Industrial Blvd #240 Ellijay Georgia 30540CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 5 (706) 276-1417
  • Lapham Dialysis, LLC1.05 miles away449 Industrial Boulevard Ellijay Georgia 30540Dialysis Stations: 2 (706) 276-6040
  • Us Renal Care Murray County Dialysis17.86 miles away108 Hospital Drive Chatsworth Georgia 30705CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (706) 517-4818