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
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1904 Palmyra Road,
Albany GA 31702
60.83% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient 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
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 94.216415 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. Short-term care grades are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
The final category we addressed is inspections. We gave this facility a C. Our inspection score is based on the nursing home's inspections. Inspection grades are tied to many data points found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in categories G through L. This means that this facility dodged the more ominous classes of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Palmyra Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 93.36% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Palmyra, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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