Alexian Village of Tennessee is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is among the top scores that we offer. A grade in this range requires top-notch scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Alexian Village of Tennessee
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Nursing grades are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next category, this nursing home received a strong long-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A- in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 95.87629 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. This is this nursing home's weakest area. Short-term care grades are commonly used to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 3.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alexian Village of Tennessee Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 9.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 89.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alexian Village of Tennessee, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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