HARTWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Hartwell Health Care Center. 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

HARTWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER
94 CADE STREET
HARTWELL, GA 30643
(706) 856-6982

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

93%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 86
  • Certified Beds: 92

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • 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 "Medium 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 Hartwell Health Care Center. 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

High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • 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: 2-102.9%
Total Percent:2.9%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-163.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-103.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.7%
Total Percent:8.3%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1612.9%
ADL Index Range: 6-107.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-520.8%
Total Percent:41.0%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-1619.4%
ADL Index Range: 6-1014.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-59.2%
Total Percent:42.9%
 

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: 11-161.9%
Total Percent:1.9%
 

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: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.6%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Signs of depression
1.7%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:2.9%
 

Rating Details For Hartwell Health Care Center

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) Hours27 Minutes1 Hour and 3 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours52 Minutes41 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 58 Minutes2 Hours and 31 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 19 Minutes1 Hour and 44 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 17 Minutes4 Hours and 16 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 Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair7%8%
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 Bladder52%51%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder5%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased8%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight13%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain10%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection10%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious21%15%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores10%11%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores1%2%

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 Delirium3%4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain33%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 03/04/2010.

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

Administration

Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 03/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2009
Give Lab Tests Only when the Attending Doctor Ordered Them.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010
Quickly Tell the Resident's Doctor the Results of Lab Tests.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 03/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/09/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 03/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/09/2008

Pharmacy Service

Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 03/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/09/2008

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 03/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/09/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 03/05/2008
  • Correction Date: 04/09/2008
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 03/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/19/2010

Resident Rights

Provide Proof That All Residents' Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home, is Secure.
  • Inspection Date: 03/25/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/01/2009

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)03/04/2010$975
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)03/04/2010$94,608

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Hartwell Health Care Center, 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: 08/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/12/2008

Resident Rights

Provide Enough Notice Before Discharging or Transferring a Resident.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/22/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/01/2009
Tell the Resident or the Resident's Representative in Writing How Long the Nursing Home Will Hold the Resident's Bed when the Resident Temporarily Leaves the Facility.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/22/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/01/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Human Resources of Georgia - Office of Regulatory Services - Retrieved 2011