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Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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800 Patterson Rd,
La Fayette GA 30728

95.17% estimated occupancy 1

Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills is one of a mere two facilities located in La Fayette, Georgia. It looks like this is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable score. Based on our analysis, this place has quite a bit going for it. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few facilities fared better in that area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it was given a very positive long-term care score. In fact, this proved to be its second best category score. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 94.545456 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we assessed was short-term care. We awarded it a B- in that area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is often a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of long-term patients who had a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 1.32% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 15.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 34.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 20.16% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 90.34% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 22.15% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 32.26% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 32.26% of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 17.08% of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 77.35% of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Chi Memorial Hospital- GeorgiaAcute Care Hospitals 17.28 miles away100 Gross Crescent Circle Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742Proprietary(770) 874-5400
  • Hamilton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.42 miles away1200 Memorial Drive Dalton Georgia 30720Voluntary non-profit - Private(706) 272-6105

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Lafayette0.14 miles away614 Patterson Road La Fayette Georgia 30728Dialysis Stations: 16 (706) 638-6553
  • Biomedical Applications of Georgia, Inc15.82 miles away12541 Highway 27 Summerville Georgia 30747Dialysis Stations: 17 (706) 857-4050
  • Dci Fort Oglethorpe17.32 miles away201 Thomas Road Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (706) 861-6668
  • Us Renal Care Dalton Dialysis17.47 miles away1009 Professional Blvd Dalton Georgia 30720CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (706) 278-1070
  • Kidney Center of North Georgia, LLC17.69 miles away102 Erlanger South Drive Ringgold Georgia 30736CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (706) 820-6605