Nursing Homes in Georgia- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Georgia- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Georgia has a total of 356 active skilled nursing facilities and 37,241 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 10,912,876, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 293.03 persons in Georgia. There were 29,911 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 80.32 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Georgia has added 0 new beds and lost 152 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Georgia and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.45 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.04 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.99 0.88
All Staff 3.48 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Georgia:

COVID-19 Infections in Georgia Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Georgia there were a total of 324 new cases and 324 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Georgia

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Georgia lost 2 skilled nursing facilities and 152 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Oconee Health and Rehabilitation 50
Pioneer Health of Central Georgia 102

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Georgia Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Georgia. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Georgia

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Georgia based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Pruitthealth - Washington
112 HOSPITAL DRIVE
WASHINGTON, GA
0.00
Gordon Health and Rehabilitation
1280 MAULDIN ROAD NE
CALHOUN, GA
0.00
Vista Park Health and Rehabilitation
1310 WEST GORDON STREET
DOUGLAS, GA
0.00
Miona Geriatric and Dementia Center
201 POPLAR STREET
IDEAL, GA
0.00
Lenbrook
3747 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE
ATLANTA, GA
0.00
Oakview Health and Rehabilitation
960 HIGHLAND AVENUE
SUMMERVILLE, GA
0.00
Georgia Regional Atlanta Ltc
3073 PANTHERSVILLE RD, SNF BLDG. #17
DECATUR, GA
0.00
The Oaks Nursing Home, Inc
777 NURSING HOME ROAD
MARSHALLVILLE, GA
0.00
Pruitthealth - Swainsboro
856 HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH
SWAINSBORO, GA
0.00
Heritage Inn of Sandersville Health and Rehab
652 FERNCREST DRIVE
SANDERSVILLE, GA
0.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Georgia based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Meadowbrook Health and Rehab
4608 LAWRENCEVILLE HIGHWAY
TUCKER, GA
418.33
Chestnut Ridge Nsg and Rehab Ctr
125 SAMARITAN DRIVE
CUMMING, GA
394.83
/
Life Care Ctr of Lawrenceville
210 COLLINS INDUSTRIAL WAY
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
351.83
Life Care Center
176 LINCOLN AVE
FITZGERALD, GA
340.33
Rating Not Available
East Lake Arbor
304 FIFTH AVENUE
DECATUR, GA
340.00
Autumn Breeze Health and Rehab
1480 SANDTOWN ROAD SW
MARIETTA, GA
291.67
/
Legacy Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
460 AUBURN AVENUE N.E.
ATLANTA, GA
281.33
Rating Not Available /
Pruitthealth - Virginia Park
1000 BRIARCLIFF ROAD NE
ATLANTA, GA
279.67
Bostick Nursing Center
1700 BOSTICK CIRCLE
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
242.50
/
Pruitthealth - Brookhaven
3535 ASHTON WOODS DRIVE NE
ATLANTA, GA
233.83
/

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

Skilled Nursing Homes in Georgia Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Georgia nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Georgia performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 5.20 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.00 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 3.80 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.70 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 3.90 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 3.00 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 84.90 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.04 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.99 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.45 Lower
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.44 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.48 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 2.99 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.29 Lower
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.05 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 52.60 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 48.50 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.70 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.36 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.12 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.10 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 22,416.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 16.61 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.40 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 44.46 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.31 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.96 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 4.96 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.04 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.41 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 91.08 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 18.30 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 79.76 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.54 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 18.37 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 20.48 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 10.60 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 94.84 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 73.08 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 76.20 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 23.58 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 12.49 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.99 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.22 Higher