Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This city has a population of 7,460 people. This nursing home was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a well below average rating. This isn't the worse place we looked at, but we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1067 Battlefield Parkway,
Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742
82.25% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with too many deficiencies flagged. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
The next best category we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a C. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second least favorable category is long-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that category. This is a well below average score. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 89.47369 percent of its patients. This is significantly below what we expected. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This was its best score in this category.
The next category we assessed is nursing. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in this area. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses spend with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 4.8% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 94.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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