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Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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220 College Street,
Puryear TN 38251

(731) 247-3205

91.25% estimated occupancy 1

Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear is located in Puryear, Tennessee, a city with 2,751 people. This turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive grades we offer. You simply can not do any better than this nursing home. We also gave this facility phenomenal grades in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to earning a strong overall score, this facility excelled in inspections, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. We gave it an A in this area. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility 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 the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing grades are primarily based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility received a strong score of A- in our long-term care area. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 76.99115 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is somewhat lower than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we analyzed turned out to be this facility's weakest area. However, even its weakest link would be a highlight for many nursing homes. We awarded it a favorable grade of B in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grade is often used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percent of long-term patients that had urinary tract infections. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 9.05% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 89.05% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 16.44% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 24.2% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.


Grade: A-minus

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Henry County Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.12 miles away301 Tyson Av Paris Tennessee 38242Government - Hospital District or Authority(731) 642-1220
  • Murray-Calloway County HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.66 miles away803 Poplar Street Murray Kentucky 42071Voluntary non-profit - Other(270) 762-1100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Paris10.3 miles away1101 Kelley Dr Paris Tennessee 38242CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (731) 644-0763
  • Fresenius Medical Care Sandy River, LLC10.41 miles away57 Commerce St Paris Tennessee 38242Dialysis Stations: 17 (731) 642-7998
  • Fmc - Dialysis of Murray10.94 miles away609 South 12th Street Murray Kentucky 42071Dialysis Stations: 13 (270) 759-3080