Georgia Nursing Home Ratings

What You Should Know About These Nursing Homes In Georgia

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The federal government has standards of care in place to ensure certified nursing homes give residents the best possible care.

Not only are caregivers and other nursing home staff responsible for the physical care of their residents, they’re also responsible for residents’ mental, psychological, and social well-being.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rates Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes based on health inspection status, quality of resident care measures, and staffing.

Nursing homes that receive five stars are considered “much above average.” Nursing homes that receive one star are considered “much below average.”

Click the link or download button below for an interactive graphic. Just click on a city from the home page of the graphic. Each city lists of all the Georgia nursing homes and long-term care facilities within 50 miles of each region with a one-star or five-star overall rating. All nursing homes are listed in alphabetical order.

Star ratings are held constant for a period of at least one year. Nursing Home Compare data was last updated in April 2020.

Several changes were made to the Five-Star Quality Rating System in 2020:

  • COVID-19: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has changed the way staffing and quality measures are reported. For more information, please click here, or view the Five Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS announced changes to the inspection process on March 4, and March 23, including a new COVID-19 infection control survey. To view surveys conducted after these announcements, click here.
  • Nursing homes are now required to report information about how COVID-19 is impacting their residents. To view this data, click here.
  • Nursing Home Compare now provides alerts to consumers about abuse. Nursing homes that have been cited for potential issues related to abuse have an abuse icon next to their names. More information about this, and what to do if you suspect abuse has occurred can be found here.
  • Special Focus Facilities: Nursing Home Compare no longer displays an overall quality rating or ratings for nursing homes currently participating in the Special Focus Facility program.

Learn more about the Five-Star Quality Rating System.

The federal government takes the following information into consideration when scoring a nursing home:

Health Inspections

  • The three most recent health inspections prior to implementation of the new Long-term Care Survey
  • Any citations or complaints reported in the last three years
  • Points are based on the severity of the citation
  • The bottom 20 percent get a 1-star rating
  • National Fire Protection Association requirements
  • Risk Assessment
  • Policies and Procedures during an emergency
  • Communication plan
  • Training and testing program

Staffing

  • Ratio of nursing home staff hours to residents
  • Staff includes RNs, nurse aides, and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs)
  • A one-to-five rating is assigned based on a percentile-based method

Quality of resident care

  • 16 quality measures (QMs, based on the percentage of residents affected)
  • Long-stay measures
  • Decline in independence or movement
  • Increased need for help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • High-risk for pressure ulcers (bedsores)
  • Catheter inserted within the last week
  • Physically restrained residents
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Report moderate to severe pain
  • Falls
  • Antipsychotic medication use
  • Physical function improves
  • New or worsened pressure ulcers (bedsores)
  • Report moderate to severe pain
  • Newly on anti-psychotic medication
  • Re-hospitalized after nursing home admission
  • Outpatient emergency room visit
  • Successful discharges into the community
  • Clinical data reported by nursing home
  • Four most recent quarters of available data are used

Nursing Homes in Georgia

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Star Ratings in Previous Years

Worst Rated Nursing Homes in Georgia [2019]

  1. Brown Health & Rehabilitation

    Royston, GA

  2. Northridge Health and Rehabilitation

    Commerce, GA

  3. Park Place Nursing Facility

    Monroe, GA

  4. Quiet Oaks Healthcare Center

    Crawford, GA

  5. Riverside Healthcare Center

    Covington, GA