The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing is located in Baldwin, Georgia. This city has a population of 3,186 people. With an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. Based on our ratings, this place looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
205 Peach Orchard Road,
Baldwin GA 30511
65.06% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.29078 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize negative health outcomes for the senior population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is typically a reliable assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Georgia in this area with 56.2 percent of its residents returning home.
The next area we scored proved to be this nursing home's worst category. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a decent grade of C in our nursing category. When determining a facility's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are with patients and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in some of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are usually good indicators of the quality of nursing care available.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 5.36% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 93.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 11.64 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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