Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

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

(731) 247-3205

89.68% estimated occupancy 1

Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear is a small nursing home located in Puryear, Tennessee. This facility is one of the highest-rated facilities we assessed. A score in this range requires excellent scores across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Tennessee. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong.

Quick Details

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

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually perfect. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate 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 strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on our next category, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its long-term care score. This is a very impressive score. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 79.27928 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.45 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we assessed is this facility's weakest category. Nevertheless, even its worst category would actually be a highlight for many facilities. We awarded it a strong grade of B in short-term care. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 8.77% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 89.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 16.62% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 26.14% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: A

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

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

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