Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation is a large non-profit facility in Albany, Georgia. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. You can certainly do much worse than this place. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Our inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category was its short-term care grade, where it received a B-. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is nursing, was this nursing home's worst category. We awarded this facility a D in that category. This really was one of just a couple of weak links of a quality report card. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. After we finished assessing the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinates 97.849464 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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