Pruitthealth - Augusta is an average-sized nursing home located in Augusta, Georgia. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires quality marks in most areas. This facility truly has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Pruitthealth - Augusta
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
2541 Milledgeville Road,
Augusta GA 30904
83.8% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.15385 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we assess the amount of time nurses are with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last category, this facility was given a respectable short-term care grade of B-. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is considered to be a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Augusta Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 4.8% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 94.56% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Augusta, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Augusta, 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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