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Bledsoe County Nursing Home

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Updated Apr 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: B+May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: BSep 20: BOct 20: BNov 20: B-Jan 21: CFeb 21: DMar 21: DApr 21: B+
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107 Wheelertown Avenue,
Pikeville TN 37367

(423) 447-6811

71.2% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Bledsoe County Nursing Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Bledsoe County Nursing Home is a small government-owned facility located in Pikeville, Tennessee. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this is a very good nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its best category. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade weighs quite a few components, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It performed more favorably than most facilities in this area. Short-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This facility received a very good government inspection report this year as well. For this reason, it earned one of our higher scores in that category with a B. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the fourth area, this facility was awarded an acceptable long-term care rating. While this is not nearly as impressive as some of its other grades, this is really not the end of the world. Long-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.375 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Bledsoe County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 9.14% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 88.31% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 17.11% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 20.35% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.


Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Erlanger Bledsoe HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.13 miles away71 Wheelertown Avenue Pikeville Tennessee 37367Government - Hospital District or Authority(423) 447-2112
  • Rhea Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 13.19 miles away9400 Rhea County Highway Dayton Tennessee 37321Government - Local(423) 775-1121

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Dayton13.3 miles away230 White Oak Road Dayton Tennessee 37321CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (423) 775-3386