The Place at Deans Bridge is an average-sized nursing home in Augusta, Georgia. Featuring an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
The Place at Deans Bridge
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
3235 Deans Bridge Road,
Augusta GA 30906
73.9% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a strong score in long-term care. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our more impressive scores. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. This facility was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 2.33 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most facilities since it had more complex patients.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we gave this nursing home an F. This is certainly not one of this facility's better areas. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averaged only 2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. This facility also had terrible marks in some of the quality-based metrics to pair with its weak nursing hours. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This nursing home was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is short-term care. We gave it an F for this area, which is a poor score. This is obviously a major concern. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 32.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 5.36% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 93.3% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Place at Deans Bridge, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's 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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