With an address in Augusta, Georgia, The Place at Deans Bridge is one of four facilities there. This nursing home turns out to be a highly rated facility, with an overall grade of B+. If you take a look at the other options in Augusta, we suspect you will find this nursing home to be a better option than most facilities in the city. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
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The Place at Deans Bridge
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
3235 Deans Bridge Road,
Augusta GA 30906
80.5% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A+ for inspections. Inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received impressive grades in the category of long-term care as well. Indeed, it received one of our strongest grades in that category with a area of A-. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. 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 nursing home's next most favorable area came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are important for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
The next category we scored was nursing. In that area, we gave this nursing home an acceptable grade of C. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. When determining our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Place at Deans Bridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 10.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which have had falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 18.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 20.07% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 4.8% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 94.56% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 16.73% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 17.19% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 17.19 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 11.58 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 68.99% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Augusta, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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