Agape - A Waters Community is an average-sized facility in Johnson City, Tennessee. Our rating system was not kind to this facility, as it received an overall grade of F. If you are not happy with this facility's relatively poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are six other nursing homes in Johnson City. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Agape - A Waters Community
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Agape - A Waters Community has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of those deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out too badly in the category of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- for that area, which wound up being another one of its more favorable grades. Our long-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's amount of nursing services. This means a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated 54.824562 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be significantly lower than what we were hoping for. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. The nursing score analyzes several factors, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last area, this nursing home really did not perform very well in this area either. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is really as terrible as it gets. Our short-term care grades are likely more critical for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this facility provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Agape - A Waters Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Agape - A Waters Community, 7.55% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Agape - A Waters Community, 6.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that have experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Agape - A Waters Community, 1.76% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Agape - A Waters Community, 12.76% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Agape - A Waters Community, 43.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Agape - A Waters Community, 14.56% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Agape - A Waters Community, 75.28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Agape - A Waters Community, 3.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Agape - A Waters Community, 0.84% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Agape - A Waters Community, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Agape - A Waters Community, 0.84% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Agape - A Waters Community, 91.14% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Johnson City, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Johnson City, Tennessee has 6 other nursing homes
- Johnson City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.97 miles away400 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-6111
- Franklin Woods Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.83 miles away300 Med Tech Parkway Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 302-1120
- Sycamore Shoals HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.09 miles away1501 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 542-1300
- Unicoi County HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.77 miles away2030 Temple Hill Road Erwin Tennessee 37650Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 743-3141
- Indian Path Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.19 miles away2000 Brookside Dr Kingsport Tennessee 37660Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-1941
- Holston Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.38 miles away130 West Ravine Road Kingsport Tennessee 37662Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 224-4000
- Tn Smokie Mountain Dialysis2.47 miles away2320 Knob Creek Road Suite 408 Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 2 (423) 232-1969
- Davita Tennessee Valley Dial Cntr2.58 miles away107 Woodlawn Dr Suite 100 Johnson City Tennessee 37604CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 926-2976
- Fmc Johnson City2.62 miles away100 Technology Lane Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 929-7181
- Fmc Elizabethton6.31 miles away1210 Militia Court Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Dialysis Stations: 13 (423) 542-8208
- Fmc Kingsport18.13 miles away2002 Brookside Drive Suite 101 Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (423) 245-6464