Pruitthealth - Washington is a small nursing home located in Washington, Georgia. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this place. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Pruitthealth - Washington
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
112 Hospital Drive,
Washington GA 30673
85.1% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an A+ for the area of inspections. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.2 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B- in this area. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Our final category is nursing, where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in that area. In computing our nursing scores, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 2.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also factored some quality measures into our nursing grades. This place was subpar in a few of the major metrics we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are often reliable measures of the quality of nursing care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pruitthealth - Washington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 5.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 93.3% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pruitthealth - Washington, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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