Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe is an average-sized nursing home located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. With an overall grade of C, this appears to be a solid nursing home. As far as we can see, this place should be a solid choice for most people. This facility did not excel in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories is available below.

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. While this nursing home didn't have as many nursing hours per resident as many other facilities we assessed, it was still better than average in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator of how carefully a nursing home's nursing staff is tending to its residents. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next best category we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is often a useful measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 32.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.

Long-term Care Quality

D
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Historical

This nursing home's weakest area was long-term care, which is the last category we looked at. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the vaccine to 94.13203 percent of its residents, which is an above average datapoint. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.07 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Pruitthealth - Fort Oglethorpe Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
C
10.67%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Provider
B
2.93%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
B-
3.19%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
D
22.92%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
C
23.96%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Provider
C
4.39%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Provider
B-
96.63%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A
8.9%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B
16.31%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.05
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Provider
B
16.31
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
9.08
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Chi Memorial Hospital- Georgia 0.98 mi
100 Gross Crescent Circle Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
(770) 874-5400
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Parkridge Medical Center 5.7 mi
2333 Mccallie Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 894-4220
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Memorial Healthcare System, Inc 6.06 mi
2525 Desales Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 495-2525
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Erlanger Medical Center 6.98 mi
975 E 3rd St Chattanooga Tennessee 37403
(423) 778-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Hamilton Medical Center 18.58 mi
1200 Memorial Drive Dalton Georgia 30720
(706) 272-6105
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Dci Fort Oglethorpe 0.91 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
201 Thomas Road Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
(706) 861-6668
Dci East Ridge 3.22 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
6104 North Mack Smith Rd. Chattanooga Tennessee 37412
(423) 894-8133
Kidney Center of Missionary Ridge, LLC 4.78 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 71
3810 Brainerd Road Chattanooga Tennessee 37411
(423) 486-9510
Dci Lyerly 5.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 26
2300 East Third Street Suite A Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 698-6422
Dci Chattanooga Broad St 6.17 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
3555 Broad St. Chattanooga Tennessee 37409
(423) 756-8808
Dci Chattanooga 3rd St 6.48 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
1425 East Third Street Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 698-0927
Chattanooga Kidney Center 8.01 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
2118 Stein Drive Chattanooga Tennessee 37421
(423) 648-4900
Kidney Center of North Georgia, LLC 8.17 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
102 Erlanger South Drive Ringgold Georgia 30736
(706) 820-6605