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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."

Services Offered

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. Laura Moore is the Medical Director and attending physician. 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.

Useful Links:

Georgia Nursing Home Association
Georgia Council of Community Ombudsmen
U.S. Government Medicare Site
Georgia Department of Human Resources

Contact Information

Donna Holman, Administrator
(706) 468-4544

Donna Graybill, R.N., Director of Nursing
(706) 468-4523

Rene Holland , Bookkeeper
(706) 468-4556

Carol Atkinson, Social Services/Activities
(706) 468-4548

Betty Thurman, Food Service Manager
(706) 468-4547

Current Projects

  • Quality Initiative Program
  • Walk and Dine



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