Ross Memorial Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home in Kennesaw, Georgia. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this looks like a solid nursing home. You could certainly do worse than this facility. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 100 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To go along with its decent overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. This is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: CApr 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

We also gave this facility an impressive grade in short-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our more impressive scores. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Georgia in this area with 67.2 percent of its patients returning home. With most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. There are a number of factors within this grade. Most of these subcategories are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an impressive 4 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 admirably in this metric. Avoiding major falls is generally a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be prevented if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The final category we rated is long-term care, turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this facility a D in this area. This is one of just a couple of dings of a quality report card. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. With a long-term care grade in this range, it is surprising to find that this facility performed relatively well in both nursing hours and its vaccination records. Indeed, this facility gave the pneumonia vaccine to 99.23077 percent of its patients. This percentage is higher than many nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.78 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Ross Memorial Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
D
12.07%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Provider
A
1.15%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.72%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Provider
A-
9.24%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
5.29%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
B-
2.8%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
A-
99.62%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Provider
F
26.06%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B
17.14%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
A
0.95
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B
17.14
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B
9.18
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
F
44.52%
State
B-
64.62%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital 3.3 mi
677 Church Street Marietta Georgia 30060
(770) 793-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Wellstar Cobb Hospital 9.66 mi
3950 Austell Rd Austell Georgia 30106
(770) 732-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Wellstar Paulding Hospital 12.54 mi
2518 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway Hiram Georgia 30141
(470) 644-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Northside Hospital 15.13 mi
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 851-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite 15.15 mi
1001 Johnson Ferry Road Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 785-5252
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Inc 15.27 mi
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta Georgia 30342
(678) 843-5720
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Wellstar North Fulton Hospital 16.54 mi
3000 Hospital Boulevard Roswell Georgia 30076
(770) 751-2500
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Piedmont Hospital 17.32 mi
1968 Peachtree Rd Nw Atlanta Georgia 30309
(404) 605-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Dsi Kennesaw LLC 2.09 mi
Dialysis Stations: 3
1925 Vaughn Road Suite 150 Kennesaw Georgia 30144
(678) 290-8749
Fmcna of North Cobb 2.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
1392 Bells Ferry Road Marietta Georgia 30066
(770) 528-3898
Bma of Marietta Inc 2.85 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
1277 Kennestone Circle Suite 600 Marietta Georgia 30066
(770) 424-8391
Us Renal Care Cobb Renal Center 4.66 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
506 Roswell Street Suite 100 Marietta Georgia 30060
(770) 426-5110
Reliant Renal Care Georgia, LLC 5.15 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
1720 Powder Springs Rd Marietta Georgia 30064
(678) 402-6048
Davita Kennestone Dialysis 5.23 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
200 Cobb Pkwy N Building 300 Ste 318 Marietta Georgia 30062
(678) 797-1110
Fresenius Medical Care Acworth 6.52 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 33
3372 Acworth Summit Blvd Acworth Georgia 30101
(770) 529-1141
Isd Renal, Inc. 6.76 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
4880 Lower Roswell Rd Suite 770 Marietta Georgia 30068
(770) 321-0675