PINEHILL NURSING CENTER, INC

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Pinehill Nursing Center, Inc. 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

PINEHILL NURSING CENTER, INC
712 PATTERSON STREET
BYROMVILLE, GA 31007
(478) 433-5711

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

44%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 45
  • Certified Beds: 102

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • 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 "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 Pinehill Nursing Center, Inc. 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

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-164.5%
Total Percent:4.5%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1613.8%
Total Percent:13.8%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1622.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-107.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-59.9%
Total Percent:39.3%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 0-54.2%
Total Percent:4.2%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Tracheostomy care or ventilator/respirator
12.0%
Total Percent:12.0%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Signs of depression
8.7%
Total Percent:8.7%
 

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
- Signs of depression
3.3%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
4.2%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
3.0%
Total Percent:10.5%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
6.9%
Total Percent:6.9%
 

Rating Details For Pinehill Nursing Center, Inc

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 Minutes55 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 9 Minutes38 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours2 Hours and 9 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 47 Minutes1 Hour and 33 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 47 Minutes3 Hours and 42 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 Worse3%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased3%13%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%11%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious5%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair2%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection10%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain4%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder35%51%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight4%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%4%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%88%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain14%16%

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 06/16/2011.

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

Administration

Post Nurse Staffing Information.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Put Firmly Secured Handrails on Each Side of Hallways.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 06/16/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2011
Put Firmly Secured Handrails on Each Side of Hallways.
  • Inspection Date: 06/16/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2011

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010
Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010

Quality Care

Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 06/16/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2011
Make Sure That Residents with Reduced Range of Motion Get Proper Treatment and Services to Increase Range of Motion.
  • Inspection Date: 06/16/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2011

Resident Assessment

1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 06/16/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2011
1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 06/16/2011
  • Correction Date: 07/31/2011

Resident Rights

Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Provide Proof That All Residents' Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home, is Secure.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Allow Residents to Easily See the Results of the Nursing Home's Most Recent Survey.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Have a Private Telephone Available for Use.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Pinehill Nursing Center, Inc, 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

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Complaint Filed: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010

Resident Assessment

Screen Residents when They Are First Admitted to Send Them to an Area with Special Care for People with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness, if Needed.
  • Complaint Filed: 09/17/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/17/2009

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 Pinehill Nursing Center, Inc 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 06/16/2011.

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

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010

Exits and Egress

Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008
Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010

Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas

Proper Medical Gas Storage and Administration Areas.
  • Inspection Date: 10/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/22/2008

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Smoke Barrier Doors That Can Resist Smoke for at Least 20 Minutes.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 12/09/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/23/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Human Resources of Georgia - Office of Regulatory Services - Retrieved 2011