Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Covington, Tennessee. This is a grade A facility, which is a high-end grade. We can't find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. This facility also received strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
765 Bert Johnston Ave P O Box 544,
Covington TN 38019
66.02% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection score. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are seeing patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an impressive statistic which typically corresponds with higher quality care. Finally, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its patients sustaining falls which lead to serious injury, this facility performed as well as any facility in the state.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate assessment, this facility also was given a dominant long-term care grade, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered in addition to this facility's quality nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for seniors. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 2.38 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than most nursing homes due to it having more complex patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. While this turned out to be its poorest category grade, this is nevertheless a quality grade. Short-term care ratings are vital for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. It performed respectably with 47.1 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.77% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 89.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.62% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 26.14% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.25 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Covington Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 72.83% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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