Westwood Nursing Center is in stateboro, Georgia. We gave this facility an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. stateboro received a city grade of C, so there are other options in the city worth looking at. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Westwood Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility's scores are horrible across the board. We especially wanted to draw your attention to its inspection grade where we gave it an F. This isn't a good sign for its inspection reports. With nursing homes that received this bad of an inspection score, we would scrutinize any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility was assessed 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, we want to point out that this nursing home received large government fines in recent years totaling over $100,000. This generally means that a poor performance spanned more than one year.
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Short-term Care Quality
Tragically, this facility received an F for its short-term care score. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. With a score in this range for this area, we weren't shocked to discover this nursing home was well below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The nursing home supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.1 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this area. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. One of the data points we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westwood Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westwood Nursing Center, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westwood Nursing Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westwood Nursing Center, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westwood Nursing Center, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westwood Nursing Center, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westwood Nursing Center, 5.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westwood Nursing Center, 93.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westwood Nursing Center, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westwood Nursing Center, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westwood Nursing Center, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westwood Nursing Center, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for stateboro, GA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? stateboro, Georgia has 3 other nursing homes
- Fmc Bulloch County3.77 miles away1355 Brampton Ave stateboro Georgia 30458Dialysis Stations: 21 (912) 871-2968
- East Georgia Regional Dialysis Center4.12 miles away1989 Stambuk Lane Suite A stateboro Georgia 30458CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (912) 871-5394
- Candler County Dialysis15.89 miles away325 Cedar Road Metter Georgia 30439Dialysis Stations: 20 (912) 685-6604