With an address in Albany, Georgia, Pruitthealth - Palmyra is one of just a couple facilities in the city. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse places out there. The best part of this place's report card is is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next section.
Pruitthealth - Palmyra
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to having a decent overall score, we also wanted to point out that this facility received favorable nursing marks this year. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. This proved to be the facility's top grade. In computing our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given its next highest category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our long-term care grade is typically used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.09849 percent of its patients. This is slightly below what we anticipated but still a decent percentage. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Next we looked at this facility's inspection rating This grade is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We gave it a C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were category G through L deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent danger to resident health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In computing these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Palmyra Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who had a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 5.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 93.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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