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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.

Located in Pikeville, Tennessee, Bledsoe County Nursing Home is the only nursing home we identified in the city. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this is a very good nursing home. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this place. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing grade, which we will address in the next section.

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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

In addition to performing well in its overall score, this facility earned even higher marks in the area of nursing. We gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A. Our nursing grade consists of quite a few factors, however, the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility also was given an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Short-term care grades are generally employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Another area of strength for this facility is in the area of inspections. In fact, inspections turned out to be one of its best categories. In that category, we gave this facility a B. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we rated was long-term care. We awarded this facility a decent score in this category, with a B-. Although this was not as favorable as several of its other scores, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. Long-term care grades are important for individuals needing personal care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 99.375 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

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% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

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

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which had a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 1.26% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 7.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 23.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term patients which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 7.84% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 99.69% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 15.27% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 17.87% of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 17.87% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

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