Pruitthealth - Lakehaven is an average-sized nursing home located in Valdosta, Georgia. This proved to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. This place has some things going for it. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Pruitthealth - Lakehaven
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No 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
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for its inspection grade. This is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's short-term care grade ended up being one of its better features. The nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We found 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 nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was long-term care, which was this facility's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. 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 gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Lakehaven Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents that had falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients who sustained urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 5.43% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 93.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Lakehaven, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Valdosta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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