AHC Bethesda is an average-sized nursing home located in Cookeville, Tennessee. Featuring an overall score of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Cookeville. The city has just two other nursing homes. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best score was short-term care, but it nevertheless earned a grade of just D in that category. This ended up being a well below average score. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is more often than not a meaningful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's third highest category is long-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this category, it still performed somewhat poorly. For residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinates 95.79832 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
The next category we scored is nursing, in which this nursing home was given an abysmal score in this area as well. We gave it a lowly F in this category, which is definitely a major concern. In determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are with patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
AHC Bethesda Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In AHC Bethesda, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AHC Bethesda, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AHC Bethesda, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AHC Bethesda, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AHC Bethesda, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AHC Bethesda, 8.67% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AHC Bethesda, 89.63% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AHC Bethesda, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased 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
In AHC Bethesda, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In AHC Bethesda, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AHC Bethesda, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In AHC Bethesda, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AHC Bethesda, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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