Smith Medical Nursing Care Center is a small facility in Sandersville, Georgia. With an overall rating of B-, this is a solid nursing home. This place seems to have some things working in its favor. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its impressive nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 56 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Nurse Quality

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

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in nursing. We awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing scores are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Short-term Care Quality

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

This nursing home also was given an impressive grade in our short-term care category. We gave this facility an above average grade of B+ in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. To have highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

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

The next area we graded is long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this area. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

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

Smith Medical Nursing Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B
6.78%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.98%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
C
3.47%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
25.17%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A
10.45%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A+
4.44%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
F
2.5%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
2.5
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Washington County Regional Medical Center 0.6 mi
610 Sparta Road Sandersville Georgia 31082
(478) 240-2100
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Sandersville Dialysis Clinic, LLC 0.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
614 S Harris Street Ste F Sandersville Georgia 31082
(478) 552-6818
Wrightsville Dialysis 18.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2240 West Elm Street Wrightsville Georgia 31096
(478) 864-8701