SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF MARIETTA

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Signature Healthcare of Marietta. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF MARIETTA
811 KENNESAW AVENUE
MARIETTA, GA 30060
(770) 422-2451

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

88%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 136
  • Certified Beds: 154

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Ultra-High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Signature Healthcare of Marietta. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1612.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-1023.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-524.1%
Total Percent:59.8%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-164.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-1012.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-511.7%
Total Percent:28.8%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.4%
ADL Index Range: 6-101.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.6%
Total Percent:3.1%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-161.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-100.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.3%
Total Percent:4.5%
 

Low Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 45 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Three days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Two services of restorative nursing six days per week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.7%
Total Percent:0.7%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.04%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Signs of depression
0.6%
Total Percent:1.4%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Less restorative nursing
0.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
0.9%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.04%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.5%
Total Percent:1.7%
 

Rating Details For Signature Healthcare of Marietta

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours37 Minutes1 Hour and 18 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 12 Minutes41 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 26 Minutes2 Hours and 24 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 49 Minutes1 Hour and 60 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 15 Minutes4 Hours and 23 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Georgia are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityGeorgia Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%94%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%94%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse12%10%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder62%51%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased10%13%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection7%10%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores7%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair3%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious11%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight8%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%3%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%88%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination87%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain10%16%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores6%12%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 05/25/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/11/2010

Quality Care

Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 09/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 09/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008

Resident Rights

Tell Each Resident Who Can Get Medicaid Benefits About 1) Which Items and Services Medicaid Covers and Which the Resident Must Pay For; or 2) How to Apply for Medicaid, Along with the Names and Addresses of State Groups That Can Help.
  • Inspection Date: 03/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)09/17/2008$1,235
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)08/31/2010$6,825

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Signature Healthcare of Marietta, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Quality Care

Give Proper Treatment to Residents with Feeding Tubes to Prevent Problems (Such As Aspiration Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Dehydration, Metabolic Abnormalities, Nasal-Pharyngeal Ulcers) and Help Restore Eating Skills, if Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/01/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/15/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/01/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/15/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Complaint Filed: 08/31/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/09/2010

Resident Rights

Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/01/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/15/2008
Try to Resolve Each Resident's Complaints Quickly.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/16/2010
  • Correction Date: 04/06/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Signature Healthcare of Marietta had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 05/25/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 05/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/11/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 03/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 09/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 09/17/2008
  • Correction Date: 10/06/2008
Walls or Barriers That Prevent Smoke from Passing Through and Would Resist Fire for at Least One Hour.
  • Inspection Date: 03/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 04/10/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Human Resources of Georgia - Office of Regulatory Services - Retrieved 2011