Savannah Square Health Center is a small facility in Savannah, Georgia. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is our most impressive grade. We were not surprised to discover that this is substantially better than most of the nursing homes in the city. As you can find below, this nursing home performed equally well in our category ratings. In fact, we gave it straight A's!
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Savannah Square Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Aug 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Savannah Square Health Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2019
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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 grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given quality marks in the category of short-term care. For this reason, it received one of our best grades in that category with a grade of A+. In crafting our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 7.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. When computing a facility's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Georgia in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of A in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A report card. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Savannah Square Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Savannah Square Health Center, 17.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Savannah Square Health Center, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Savannah Square Health Center, 13.33% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Savannah Square Health Center, 4.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Savannah Square Health Center, 28.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Savannah Square Health Center, 2.44% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Savannah Square Health Center, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Savannah Square Health Center, 22.22% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Savannah Square Health Center, 36.01% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Savannah Square Health Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Savannah Square Health Center, 36.01% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Savannah Square Health Center, 9.91% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Savannah Square Health Center, 80.5% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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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