Signature Healthcare of Savannah is located in Savannah, Georgia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some respectable scores. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Savannah, which is a B-. The best part of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Signature Healthcare of Savannah
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
815 East 63 Street,
Savannah GA 31405
84.25% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable category is its long-term care score, where it was given a B-. In computing our long-term care grades, we look at the personal care received by the nursing home's patients. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated just 88.888885 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its next highest category score in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a C in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. In our short-term care rating, we strive to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
The next category we analyzed is nursing, was this nursing home's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this area. Our nursing score is largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This place offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Savannah Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients which experienced a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 5.28% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 93.36% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Savannah, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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