The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing is a large nursing home located in Athens, Georgia. Sporting an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective residents. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts 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
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this area. Our short-term care scores are presumably more meaningful for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. There are a variety of datapoints within this grade. Many of these criteria are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, although this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was given a very good long-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of C. Even though this wasn't quite as strong as several of its other scores, this remains a decent grade for this area. Our long-term care scores are more important for individuals needing more conventional services associated with activities of daily living. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 93.81443 percent of its patients against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 22.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 5.57% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 14.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 7.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 96.27% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 23.35% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 35.61% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some believe that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 35.61% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 14.02% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 73.38% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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