Thomson Health and Rehabilitation is a nursing home in Thomson, Georgia, which has 17,201 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite nursing homes we found. A grade of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Thomson Health and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
511 Mt. Pleasant Road,
Thomson GA 30824
54% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not 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 facility also received an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to receive more than one A+ category grades. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 95.56962 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. The last statistic we assessed is the facility's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.95 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as strong as some of its other scores in this category, this figure can be skewed for some facilities based on the medical complexity of patients.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. When computing our nursing grades, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. While this wound up being its least impressive category rating, this is still an above average score. Short-term care grades are often employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. It fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 49.2 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thomson Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 5.36% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 93.3% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 11.64 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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