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Bledsoe County Nursing Home

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Updated Apr 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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: BJan 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 appears to be a good option. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this nursing home. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which are also quite good. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

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

This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent nursing rating. We gave them a grade of A- in this area. In computing our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' 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 facility is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. Our short-term care ratings are likely more meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we considered in this category is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this facility is that it excelled in inspections, with a grade of B in that category. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Inspection grades are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings aren't the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we scored was long-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B. This facility ended up being relatively strong in all areas we analyzed. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.375 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bledsoe County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

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

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who had UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

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

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 9.05% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 89.05% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 16.44% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 24.2% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bledsoe County Nursing Home, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term 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