Located in Savannah, Georgia, Riverview Health & Rehab Center is one of nine facilities in this area. This facility was given an overall grade of C, which is a decent score. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Savannah, which is a B-. The best part of this place's profile is its stellar inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Riverview Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
6711 Laroche Avenue,
Savannah GA 31406
88.84% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No 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
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are 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 health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care rating appears to be one of its better scores. The nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this category. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 94.92481 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. We analyzed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This number is quite a bit below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. For this area, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Based on its grade in this category, we were not surprised to find that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was what we expected here. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.3 percent of its residents returning home.
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, 10.37% 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, 3.17% 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, 3.19% 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, 18.14% 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, 21.34% 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, 5.28% 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, 93.36% 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, 16.65% Percentage 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, 20.73% Percentage 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, 1.6 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, 20.73 Percentage 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, 11.5 Percentage 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, 69.89% Percentage 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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