Center on Aging and Health is a facility located in Erwin, Tennessee, a city with 12,750 people. This nursing home turns out to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of C. This nursing home seems to have some things going for it. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Center on Aging and Health
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
880 South Mohawk Drive,
Erwin TN 37650
48.5% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave it an A+. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its second highest category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category, which is an acceptable grade. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is more often than not a fair measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category is long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 96.929825 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Moving on to our fourth category, we awarded this facility a D for our nursing category. This was the nursing home's worst category rating. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Center on Aging and Health Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Center on Aging and Health, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Center on Aging and Health, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Center on Aging and Health, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Center on Aging and Health, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Center on Aging and Health, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Center on Aging and Health, 9.05% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Center on Aging and Health, 89.05% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Center on Aging and Health, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Center on Aging and Health, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Center on Aging and Health, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Center on Aging and Health, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Center on Aging and Health, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Center on Aging and Health, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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