Riverside Health and Rehabilitation is a facility located in Thomaston, Georgia, a city with a total of 23,490 people. This turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Riverside Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Thomaston, Georgia Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a strong facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave it an A+. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, 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 the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. The nursing rating includes a variety of factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that category. This is a decent grade in this area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients 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.
Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 5.28% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 93.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 20.73 Percentage 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 well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverside Health and Rehabilitation, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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