Located in Savannah, Georgia, Riverview Health & Rehab Center is one of nine facilities in this area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range typically indicates some concerning datapoints. We found this to be one of the bottom five rated facilities in Savannah based on the data we assessed. With plenty of other nursing homes in the city, you should be able to do better. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Riverview Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A. Our inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's higher category scores came in the category of long-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 83.6299 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is quite a bit below what we expected. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in that category. In calculating these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. With its score in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverview Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 11.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 5.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 1.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 16.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 17.62% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 2.37% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 78.45% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 34.07% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 34.69% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 34.69% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 14.64% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverview Health & Rehab Center, 70.39% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Savannah, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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