Westwood Nursing Center is a small facility in stateboro, Georgia. With an overall rating of B, this is a fine nursing home. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of earning a great overall grade, this facility performed even better in the area of inspections which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A+ for this area, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: DApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this category. Our short-term care scores are probably more important for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that it performed better than most nursing homes in the country with 49.4 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Although this place didn't have as many nursing hours as many of the other nursing homes we assessed, it was still better than average in the area of avoiding falls.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The next category we scored is long-term care, which was this facility's weakest area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. Naturally, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
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

Westwood Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
F
20.83%
State
B-
9.51%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B+
2.56%
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 patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
F
14.66%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
24.73%
State
B-
17.91%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A
12%
State
B
21.93%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
C
4.67%
State
B
4.55%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
B+
98.44%
State
B
93.61%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B+
12.79%
State
B
16.25%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B
17.02%
State
B
18.41%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
17.02
State
B
18.41
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
5.76
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B
68.96%
State
B-
64.62%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

East Georgia Regional Medical Center 3.41 mi
1499 Fair Road stateboro Georgia 30458
(912) 486-1500
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Candler County Hospital 16.07 mi
400 Cedar Street Metter Georgia 30439
(912) 685-5741
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Fmc Bulloch County 3.77 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
1355 Brampton Ave stateboro Georgia 30458
(912) 871-2968
East Georgia Regional Dialysis Center 4.12 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 29
1989 Stambuk Lane Suite A stateboro Georgia 30458
(912) 871-5394
Candler County Dialysis 15.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
325 Cedar Road Metter Georgia 30439
(912) 685-6604