AHC Applingwood is in Cordova, Tennessee. This city has a population of 78,138 people. With an overall score of C, this is a respectable facility. This nursing home seems to have some things going for it. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without having all of the deficiency related data for this nursing home, it is difficult to really evaluate it in the area of inspections.
This nursing home earned high grades in our nursing category as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an B-. Our nursing rating analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second least favorable category is long-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that category. This is a relatively poor grade. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated only 54.72973 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, was this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a D in this category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Considering its weak score in this area, we weren't surprised to learn this facility provided significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
AHC Applingwood Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In AHC Applingwood, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AHC Applingwood, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AHC Applingwood, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AHC Applingwood, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AHC Applingwood, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AHC Applingwood, 9.05% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AHC Applingwood, 89.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AHC Applingwood, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In AHC Applingwood, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In AHC Applingwood, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AHC Applingwood, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In AHC Applingwood, 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 care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AHC Applingwood, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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