With an address in Clarksville, Tennessee, Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter is one of just a couple nursing homes there. Featuring an overall grade of B, this facility is a very good choice. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. We weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We wish we had more information about this facility. Without having access to complete deficiency related data, it was challenging to assess the place in this area.
This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B- in this category. In computing these long-term care ratings, we look at the facility's personal care services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 87.012985 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be significantly lower than what we expected. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is a decent grade in this category. With our short-term care category, we strive to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 3.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 5.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 4.29% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 9.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 17.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 92.87% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 16.96% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 12.67% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 12.67% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 7.3% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brigadier General Wendell H Gilbert Tn State Veter, 72.91% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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