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Waycross Health and Rehabilitation

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: BNov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: A-Oct 20: B+Jan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: B+Aug 21: B+Sep 21: B+Oct 21: B+Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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1910 Dorothy Street,
Waycross GA 31501

(912) 285-4721

49.45% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Waycross, Georgia, Waycross Health and Rehabilitation is one of only three nursing homes in this city. We gave this nursing home a strong overall score of B+. As a matter of fact, it turned out to be the highest graded nursing home in the city. You can definitely do much worse than this facility. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home fared well in our long-term care category. As a result, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which turns out to be one of our higher grades. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. In computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we analyzed was short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive area. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. This place was respectable in this metric with 46.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

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

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 5.36% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 93.3% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 23.16% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 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.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Waycross Health and Rehabilitation, 69.86% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Memorial Satilla HealthAcute Care Hospitals 0.79 miles away1900 Tebeau Street Waycross Georgia 31501Voluntary non-profit - Private(912) 287-2500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis Facilities Inc Waycross1 miles away220 Uvalda St Waycross Georgia 31501CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (912) 285-2487
  • Satilla River Dialysis1.53 miles away308 Carswell Ave Waycross Georgia 31501Dialysis Stations: 16 (912) 285-1663

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