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.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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.
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.
Parkside Ellijay Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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