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Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's website

213 Herndon Drive,
Bells TN 38006

(731) 663-2335

75.08% estimated occupancy 1

Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located in Bells, Tennessee, a city with a population of 5,207 people. With an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. In our view, this nursing home would be a solid choice for most people. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's better category scores was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B. It actually outpaced most nursing homes in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.03846 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we rated is short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is an abysmal score. This is certainly a major concern. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care score.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.67% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 89.63% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.71% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.22% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.37 Percentage of Patients

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

Grade: D

In Bells Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.9% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Jackson-Madison County General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.57 miles away620 Skyline Drive Jackson Tennessee 38301Government - Hospital District or Authority(731) 541-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Humboldt10.45 miles away2749 N Central Ave Humboldt Tennessee 38343Dialysis Stations: 17 (731) 784-4384
  • Humboldt Dialysis10.88 miles away2214 Osborne Humboldt Tennessee 38343CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (731) 824-2742
  • Brownsville Dialysis13.61 miles away380 North Dupree Street Brownsville Tennessee 38012Dialysis Stations: 21 (731) 772-3735
  • Dci Brownsville13.64 miles away378 N. Dupree St. Brownsville Tennessee 38012Dialysis Stations: 16 (731) 772-2151
  • Dci Jackson14.21 miles away93 Ridgecrest Rd Jackson Tennessee 38305CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (731) 668-0800
  • North Jackson Dialysis16.25 miles away217 Sterling Farms Dr Jackson Tennessee 38305CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (731) 664-7444
  • Total Renal Care, Inc.16.31 miles away210 Grace Cv Medina Tennessee 38355Dialysis Stations: 12 (731) 783-0527
  • Davita South Jackson18.06 miles away46 Harts Bridge Road Jackson Tennessee 38301CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (731) 422-9568