Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center is a large hospital-based nursing home located in Dallas, Georgia. Featuring an overall rating of A+, this facility is ranked among the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. As far as we can see, this place should be a wonderful choice for most people. Headlining this place's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
600 West Memorial Drive,
Dallas GA 30132
70.93% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the impressive nursing care provided by this facility, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at was its hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 2.47 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing grade features numerous subcategories. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This facility offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 4.1 hours per resident on a daily basis. This is more nursing care than nearly any other facility offers. Finally, this nursing home also excelled in several quality measures we assessed. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is typically an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by offering better nursing care and a system of turning residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. We gave it an A- in that area. This completed a straight A report card. Short-term care scores are crucial for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. We found that it fared better than most facilities in this area with 55 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 10.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 3.08% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 3.2% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 18.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 5.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 93.3% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 23.16% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 23.16 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 11.64 Percentage of Patients
This metric 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 Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center, 69.86% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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