Rockmart Health is a small nursing home in Rockmart, Georgia. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the top ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We simply can not say enough good things about this facility. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
528 Hunter Street,
Rockmart GA 30153
53.28% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection scores are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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 facility also was given an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to be given multiple A+ category grades. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.29578 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 4.13 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this admittedly wasn't as impressive as most of its other scores in this area, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes based on some of the preexisting medical conditions of patients.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. There are a host of criteria included in this category. Many of the datapoints are tied to nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade in that area, with a C. Although this isn't on par with some of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless not a terrible score. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers at least 50% more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 41.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rockmart Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rockmart Health, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rockmart Health, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rockmart Health, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rockmart Health, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rockmart Health, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rockmart Health, 5.36% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rockmart Health, 93.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rockmart Health, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rockmart Health, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Rockmart Health, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rockmart Health, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rockmart Health, 11.64 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rockmart Health, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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