University Nursing & Rehab Center is a large facility in Athens, Georgia. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. In our view, this facility should be a solid choice for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
University Nursing & Rehab Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
180 Epps Bridge Rd,
Athens GA 30606
72.45% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some deficiencies on its 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 facility a strong grade in long-term care. This facility received a grade of B+ in this category, which is one of our better scores. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 54.57627 percent of its residents, which is somewhat below what we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes.
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The next area we looked at was nursing, where we gave this facility an F. This was definitely one of this facility's major weaknesses. The nursing score includes quite a few datapoints, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. In addition to receiving below average marks for total nursing hours, this nursing home was less impressive in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found this place was at roughly 1.5 times the national average in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area is short-term care, which is the last area we looked at. We gave it an F for this area. Despite a few solid scores in other categories, this score is nevertheless of a concern so we felt obligated to make sure you are aware. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is generally a fair assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Considering its abysmal grade in this area, we were not shocked to discover this place provides significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last area we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that returned home from the facility. It performed better in this area, with 50.2 percent of its patients returning home. This was just about this nursing home's only redeeming quality in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
University Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 5.36% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 93.3% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 11.64 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In University Nursing & Rehab Center, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Athens, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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