Washington County Extended Care Facility is in Sandersville, Georgia. It looks like this nursing home is one of the better nursing homes we assessed. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. This grade is even higher than the city grade of B+ in Sandersville, which is also an impressive grade. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Washington County Extended Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Top Nursing Home in Georgia Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Sandersville, Georgia Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was elite in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed better in this category. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 92.35294 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B+. This finished off a very impressive profile. Not many nursing homes received a B+ or higher in every single category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Washington County Extended Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 5.28% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 93.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Washington County Extended Care Facility, 20.73 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 key to restoring the health of residents.
- Washington County Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away610 Sparta Road Sandersville Georgia 31082Government - Hospital District or Authority(478) 240-2100