Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills is located in La Fayette, Georgia. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in La Fayette. The city has just one other nursing home. The best thing we can say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
800 Patterson Rd,
La Fayette GA 30728
91.96% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a very good grade in our short-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a B for that category, which is one of our better scores. Short-term care ratings are crucial for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This proved to be a real strength for this nursing home. This place outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 64.6 percent of its patients returning home.
We gave this facility a C for inspections. This is more respectable than the nursing home's overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This indicates CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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Long-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a D for its long-term care score, which is not a score to write home about. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 93.64162 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat lower than we expected but still a respectable figure. The last statistic we assessed was the facility's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this facility had 1.85 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is a higher hospitalization rate than the average nursing home, but it is not quite as bad as we expected.
This facility's weakest area is nursing, which is the last category we assessed. In this category, we awarded this facility a grade of D. There are a variety of factors included in this category. Most of the subcategories are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. To pair with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this facility also did not perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This place had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This may be a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. These metrics hurt this nursing home's nursing rating quite a bit.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 5.36% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 93.3% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 11.64 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pruitthealth - Shepherd Hills, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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