Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab is a facility in Brunswick, Georgia, a city with 63,812 people. This facility is ranked among the top facilities we assessed. This nursing home received one of the best scores that we offer. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. We also gave this facility strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a strong overall rating, this facility performed well in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We gave it a grade of A in that category. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing rating is largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed is short-term care. Adding to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in this area. In fact, it received a of A- in the area. Our short-term care scores are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we scored, this facility was given a very strong grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home topped off a first-rate profile. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.48485 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, 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.
Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who had a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 93.36% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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