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Bledsoe County Nursing Home

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

107 Wheelertown Avenue,
Pikeville TN 37367

(423) 447-6811

Bledsoe County Nursing Home is a senior living facility located in Pikeville, Tennessee, which has 10,247 people. This facility is among the highest-graded nursing homes we assessed. A grade in this range requires superb marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This nursing home was also given impressive grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

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  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County

Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

On top of performing well overall, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

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 ratings are largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The third category we assessed is long-term care. This facility received an impressive long-term care grade, with a B+ in the area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.5 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home also excelled in the short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that category. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Short-term care scores are crucial for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. 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 18Dec 23

Bledsoe County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 6.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have experienced a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 21.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 50% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 10.81% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 98.75% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 13.33% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 25.96% of Residents

This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 25.96% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.