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Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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3311 Lee Street,
Brunswick GA 31521

(912) 264-1857

46.8% estimated occupancy 1

Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab is located in Brunswick, Georgia. Sporting an overall score of A-, this is without a doubt a very impressive facility. Based on our ratings, this place is really as good as it gets. This place also received consistently good grades in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received an excellent nursing grade, with an A. There are quite a few criteria included in this category. Many of the factors are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which was among the better figures we found. Finally, this facility also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls which lead to major injury, this place performed as well as any facility in the state. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless government inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is typically a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that it performed better than most nursing homes in this area with 53.2 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we assessed was long-term care. This facility received a strong nursing grade this year, with a B. While this is not quite as elite as several of its other scores, this remains one of our better scores in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered on top of this nursing home's impressive nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.58491 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for seniors. The last statistic we assessed was the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 2.55 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 5.36% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 93.3% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 23.16% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 11.64 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Sears Coastal Nursing & Rehab, 69.86% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southeast Georgia Health System- Brunswick CampusAcute Care Hospitals 0.63 miles away2415 Parkwood Drive Brunswick Georgia 31520Government - Hospital District or Authority(912) 466-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • South Brunswick Dialysis1.13 miles away2930 Springdale Road Brunswick Georgia 31520Dialysis Stations: 16 (912) 267-1507
  • Brunswick Dialysis2.89 miles away53 Scranton Connector Brunswick Georgia 31525CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (912) 264-8657
  • Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis of Golden Isles4.16 miles away475 Gateway Center Blvd Brunswick Georgia 31525CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (912) 265-0533
  • Darien Dialysis17.89 miles away5873 Hwy 17 North Darien Georgia 31305Dialysis Stations: 9 (912) 437-1211

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