Westminster Commons is an average-sized nursing home located in Atlanta, Georgia. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road rating. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Atlanta, which is a B-. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive long-term care rating, which you can find in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A-
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Historical

This nursing home really fared well in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of A- for that category. This salvaged its overall profile. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 62.040817 percent of its residents. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.46 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned a grade of B. There are numerous datapoints included in this area. Many of these criteria reflect staffing levels. This facility provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility 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 avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: BApr 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also awarded this nursing home an impressive score in short-term care. This facility earned a grade of B in this area, which happens to be one of our higher grades. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This was more of a strength for this nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Georgia with 58 percent of its patients returning home.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Turning the last category of inspections, this facility really did not fare well. Sadly, it received an F in this category. This dragged this facility's overall score down as we heavily weight this category. With nursing homes that received this bad of an inspection grade, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This nursing home had one category J or K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. This generally means that the government inspectors identified a deficiency which puts resident safety or health in immediate danger. Finally, we need to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received large government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This often indicates that a poor performance spanned multiple years.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Westminster Commons Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B
7.52%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
A
1.22%
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 have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A
0.41%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
F
30.27%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
13.42%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
B+
0.91%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
F
44.59%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Provider
C
17.92%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
D
10.48%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B+
1.4
State
B
1.79
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Provider
A
10.48
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
A
6.45
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Provider
B
68.55%
State
B-
64.62%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center 0.92 mi
303 Parkway Drive, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30312
(404) 265-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Emory University Hospital Midtown 1.07 mi
550 Peachtree Street, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30308
(404) 686-4411
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Grady Memorial Hospital 1.83 mi
80 Jesse Hill, Jr Drive Se Atlanta Georgia 30303
(404) 616-4252
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Piedmont Hospital 2.7 mi
1968 Peachtree Rd Nw Atlanta Georgia 30309
(404) 605-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emory University Hospital 2.95 mi
1364 Clifton Road, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30322
(404) 686-8500
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston 3.01 mi
1405 Clifton Road, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30322
(404) 785-6101
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emory Decatur Hospital 5.06 mi
2701 N Decatur Road Decatur Georgia 30033
(404) 501-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Northside Hospital 9.19 mi
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne Atlanta Georgia 30342
(404) 851-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Atlanta Dialysis 0.33 mi
Dialysis Stations: 28
567 North Ave Ne Ste 200 Atlanta Georgia 30308
(404) 853-1662
Ford Factory Square Dialysis 0.33 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
567 North Ave Ne Suite 100 Atlanta Georgia 30308
(404) 745-9581
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. 0.7 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
240 Ponce De Leon Ave Ne Atlanta Georgia 30308
(404) 815-4667
Linden Dialysis 0.97 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
121 Linden Avenue Ne Atlanta Georgia 30308
(404) 817-9700
Fmc Atlanta-Downtown 1.71 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
231 Nw 14th St Nw Atlanta Georgia 30318
(404) 892-8554
Mid Atlanta Home Dialysis 1.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 5
418 Decatur St Se, Ste B Atlanta Georgia 30312
(404) 614-0641
Centennial Atlanta Dialysis 1.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
418 Decatur Street Atlanta Georgia 30312
(404) 524-1606
Emory Dialysis LLC 2.27 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 41
610 Northside Drive Nw Atlanta Georgia 30318
(404) 778-1050