AUTUMN BREEZE HEALTH CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Autumn Breeze 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

AUTUMN BREEZE HEALTH CARE CENTER
1480 SANDTOWN ROAD
MARIETTA, GA 30008
(770) 422-1755

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

94%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 103
  • Certified Beds: 109

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 "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 Autumn Breeze 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

Ultra-High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three 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: 6-1011.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.7%
Total Percent:13.2%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-103.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.6%
Total Percent:7.0%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-1011.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-58.4%
Total Percent:19.9%
 

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
- Isolation for active infectious disease
2.9%
Total Percent:2.9%
 

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
1.0%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
7.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
5.3%
Total Percent:13.4%
 

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
7.9%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.9%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
7.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
0.5%
Total Percent:18.0%
 

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: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
5.8%
Total Percent:5.8%
 

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: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
0.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
9.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
7.4%
Total Percent:17.0%
 

Rating Details For Autumn Breeze 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) Hours30 Minutes50 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 1 Minutes36 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 5 Minutes2 Hours and 27 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 31 Minutes1 Hour and 26 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 37 Minutes3 Hours and 53 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 Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination80%94%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%94%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased5%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection5%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain3%4%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder77%51%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair6%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained4%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight6%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse3%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious3%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder-4%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores9%11%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season85%88%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination81%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium7%4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain28%16%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores25%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 12/30/2009.

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

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 09/19/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2007
Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/08/2009

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 09/19/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2007

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008
Properly Care for Residents Needing Special Services, Including: Injections, Colostomy, Ureostomy, Ileostomy, Tracheostomy Care, Tracheal Suctioning, Respiratory Care, Foot Care, and Prostheses.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/08/2009

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)10/09/2008$11,830

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Autumn Breeze 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

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 12/04/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/08/2009

Mistreatment

Protect Residents from Mistreatment, Neglect, And/Or Theft of Personal Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 11/17/2010
  • Correction Date: 12/31/2010

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 Autumn Breeze Health Care Center 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 12/30/2009.

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

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008
Automatic Sprinkler Systems That Have Been Maintained in Working Order.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/18/2010

Building Service Equipment

Properly Protected Cooking Facilities.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 09/19/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2007
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008

Electrical

Properly Installed Electrical Wiring and Equipment.
  • Inspection Date: 09/19/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2007

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/18/2010

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 09/19/2007
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2007

Smoke Compartmentation and Control

Enough Space Near Smoke Barriers to Protect Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/23/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Human Resources of Georgia - Office of Regulatory Services - Retrieved 2011