Thunderbolt Transitional Care and Rehabilitation is a nursing home located in Savannah, Georgia. This city has a population of 236,823 people. Our rating scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. This is one of the five worst rated facilities in Savannah based on the data we assessed. With many other nursing homes in the city, you may simply want to look elsewhere. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 134 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Partnership

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

While we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it actually received a very impressive government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that area with a grade of A. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid places that had too many deficiencies. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: FJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Turning to the area of long-term care, this facility was given a grade of just D in that area. Sadly, this proved to be one of its better features. For residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.33656 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 2.41 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, this figure is far less impressive than its vaccination record.

Short-term Care Quality

F
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Historical

In addition, we gave this facility a rock-bottom F in the area of short-term care. In the area of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. With a grade in this range in this area, we weren't surprised to discover that this facility was below average in several staffing metrics we looked at. It supplied significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. We found that just 47.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was below the national average.

Nurse Quality

F
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Historical

The last area we assessed is nursing. This facility received a very poor grade of F in this category. Our nursing rating features several data points. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided just 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Unfortunately, this place also had abysmal scores in some of the quality-based metrics to pair with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percentage of patients suffering pressure ulcers and we were very disappointed. This nursing home was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this measure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B-
National:
B
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Thunderbolt Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
D
13.1%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
B
2.91%
State
B
3.07%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
A-
0.99%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A-
9.87%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
18.77%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
C
4.96%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Provider
B-
96.99%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Provider
C
18.37%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.

Provider
D
10.79%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
C
2.19
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A
10.79
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
A-
7.68
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
F
52.49%
State
B-
64.62%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Memorial Health University Medical Center 2.32 mi
4700 Waters Avenue Savannah Georgia 31404
(912) 350-3691
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Georgia Regional Hosp Savannah 2.4 mi
1915 Eisenhower Drive Savannah Georgia 31416
(912) 356-2045
Psychiatric
Government - State
Candler Hospital 2.87 mi
5353 Reynolds Street Savannah Georgia 31412
(912) 819-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
St Joseph's Hospital - Savannah 6.56 mi
11705 Mercy Boulevard Savannah Georgia 31419
(912) 819-4100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Williams Street Dialysis 1.88 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
2812 Williams St Savannah Georgia 31404
(912) 354-5005
Coastal Dialysis Center 2.02 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 43
1460 East Victory Drive Savannah Georgia 31404
(912) 232-2691
Dsi Savannah Drayton Dialysis 3.65 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
1020 Drayton Street Savannah Georgia 31401
(912) 233-6067
Derenne Dialysis 3.68 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
5303 Montgomery St Savannah Georgia 31405
(912) 352-1354
Bayshore Dialysis LLC 3.94 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
540 E Oglethorpe Ave Savannah Georgia 31401
(912) 236-3053
Abercorn Dialysis 6.48 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
11706 Mercy Blvd Bldg 9 Savannah Georgia 31419
(912) 961-6006
Fmc West Chatham Dialysis Center 8.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
113 Minus Avenue Savannah Georgia 31408
(912) 965-0305
Bio-Medical Applications of Georgia, Inc. 10.07 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
5694a Ogeechee Road Savannah Georgia 31405
(912) 232-5554