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The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing's website

490 Kathwood Dr,
Athens GA 30607

(706) 355-7400

65.4% estimated occupancy 1

The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing is a large nursing home located in Athens, Georgia. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a solid facility. This place has a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's profile was its exemplary inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Catheter Care

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless government inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an A in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also excelled in the area of short-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category, which happens to be one of our most impressive scores. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

As it turns out, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its long-term care rating, which is not one of our better scores. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinates 97.397766 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home's weakest area is nursing, which is the last category we looked at. We gave it an abysmal F for this category. Despite multiple solid grades in other categories, this grade is nevertheless of a concern so we would like to to draw your attention to it. The nursing grade weighs several factors. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who had a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 5.28% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 93.36% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 16.65% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 20.73% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 11.5 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures 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

Grade: B

In The Oaks - Athens Skilled Nursing, 69.89% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Athens, GA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Athens, Georgia has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.76 miles away1199 Prince Avenue Athens Georgia 30606Voluntary non-profit - Other(706) 475-7000
  • St Mary's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.85 miles away1230 Baxter Street Athens Georgia 30606Voluntary non-profit - Private(706) 389-3930
  • Northridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.32 miles away70 Medical Center Drive Commerce Georgia 30529Government - Hospital District or Authority(706) 335-1100
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center BarrowAcute Care Hospitals 17.33 miles away316 North Broad Street Winder Georgia 30680Proprietary(770) 848-8611

Nearby Dialysis

  • Classic City Dialysis1.36 miles away1686 Prince Ave Athens Georgia 30606Dialysis Stations: 20 (706) 850-7400
  • Athens Kidney Center1.66 miles away1440 North Chase Street Athens Georgia 30601Dialysis Stations: 18 (706) 227-2110
  • Fresenius Medical Care Clarke County1.81 miles away5105 Jefferson Rd Suite B Athens Georgia 30607CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (706) 549-6885
  • Athens Renal Center, LLC1.92 miles away2047 Prince Avenue Suite A Athens Georgia 30606Dialysis Stations: 17 (706) 549-2133
  • Athens East Dialysis7.58 miles away2026 S Milledge Ave, Street a2 Athens Georgia 30605Dialysis Stations: 19 (706) 549-3297
  • Athens West Dialysis9.69 miles away1747 Langford Drive Bldg 500 Watkinsville Georgia 30677CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 38 (706) 583-1785
  • Commerce Kidney Center15.21 miles away592 Ridge Way Rd Ste A. Commerce Georgia 30529Dialysis Stations: 13 (706) 335-6665
  • Nephron Corporation17.39 miles away301 North Broad Stree Winder Georgia 30680Dialysis Stations: 14 (770) 868-8517