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Retreat Maintains 5 Star Rating in 2013!
The Retreat Nursing Home continues to receive a 5 Star Rating from Medicare's Nursing Home Compare. The 5 Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas about which consumers may want to ask questions. This rating system is based on continued efforts as a result of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87), a nursing home reform law, and more recent quality improvement campaigns such as the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes, a coalition of consumers, health care providers, and nursing home professionals.
Nursing home ratings are taken from the following three sources of data: Health Inspections, Staffing, and Quality measures, Under the Health Inspections and Quality Measures categories, the Retreat received 5 stars, and under the staffing category, it received 4 stars. In the ranking system, 3 stars are considered average, 4 stars are considered above average and 5 stars are much above average.
Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Reviewing health inspection results, staffing data, and quality measure data are three important ways to measure nursing home quality. This information gives consumers a "snapshot" of the care individual nursing homes give.
Donna Holman, Retreat Administrator, said, "We are proud to continue to be recognized with the CMS 5 Star Quality Rating. This rating calls attention to the good work given on a daily basis by our employees. This recognition is achieved by the daily teamwork and support of our employees and physicians, along with continued support from our families, board members and community."
The Retreat is a 55-bed hospital-based long term care facility located adjacent to Jasper Memorial
Hospital. The Retreat is a member of the Georgia Nursing Home Association
and the American Health Care Association. The nursing home is certified in
the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Families, volunteers, and the community are very active in our facility.
Physicians: Dr. Kenny Blake is the Medical Director. Our attending physicians are
Dr. Shannon Barton, Dr. Kenny Blake, Dr. Laura Moore, and Dr. Leigh Anna Thompson. Residents are seen by their attending physician
at least once every 30 days.
Nursing: The licensed nursing staff consists of registered nurses (RN's) and licensed
practical nurses (LPN's). Licensed nurses are on duty 24 hours per day. Services include pain management,
skin care and pressure sore prevention, fall prevention, feeding tubes, indwelling catheters, medication
management, and other associated nursing care.
Certified Nursing Assistants: The greatest amount of contact residents will have
with the staff members will be with our nursing assistants. Nursing assistants help residents with their
daily needs. It is very likely that residents will develop a close relationship our nursing assistants.
Dietary: Dietary services are supervised by a registered dietitian. Meals are prepared by
qualified personnel. Any diet prescribed by the physician can be prepared by our staff. Snacks are provided between meals.
Social Services: Support for social and emotional needs is provided on a full time basis.
There is an active Resident Council. Families are active in the facility. Care plans are held quarterly and as needed.
Activities: A planned activities schedule is provided on a full time basis. Activities
include (but are not limited to) musical events, outings, games, crafts, exercise class, books, gardening and pet therapy.
Laundry: Laundry is provided upon request of the resident or family. All laundry is
done by commercial equipment, and there will be a degree of wear and tear on all clothing. All items
should have the resident's name printed on them.
Diagnostic/Rehabilitative: This includes lab, occupational therapy, speech therapy,
physical therapy, and x-ray. These services are provided by Jasper Memorial Hospital and must be ordered
by the resident's physician.
Pharmacy: Medications are provided by the local retail drug store (residents' choice)
and by Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Hospice: Hospice services are available for medical and emotional support to residents
and their loved ones facing a limited life expectancy. Hospice provides compassionate care affirming life
and recognizing dying as a natural process.
Other: Beauty & Barber Shop services are available two days per week on site.
Georgia Nursing Home Association www.gnha.org
Georgia Council of Community Ombudsmen www.gacoco.org
U.S. Government Medicare Site www.medicare.gov
Georgia Department of Human Resources dhr.georgia.gov
Donna Holman, Administrator
Christy Brooks, R.N., Director of Nursing
Rene Holland , Bookkeeper
Carol Atkinson, Social Services/Activities
Betty Thurman, Food Service Manager
- Quality Initiative Program
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