AHC Decatur County is a large facility located in Parsons, Tennessee. Featuring an overall score of B, this appears to be a fine option. This place definitely has plenty of good features. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
AHC Decatur County
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
726 Kentucky Ave,
Parsons TN 38363
63.27% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing grade. The nursing score analyzes several factors, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home truly excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Not many facilities performed better in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. 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 an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our last area, this nursing home was awarded a B- for short-term care, which is a respectable score. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more important for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
AHC Decatur County Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In AHC Decatur County, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AHC Decatur County, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AHC Decatur County, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AHC Decatur County, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AHC Decatur County, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AHC Decatur County, 9.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AHC Decatur County, 89.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AHC Decatur County, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In AHC Decatur County, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In AHC Decatur County, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AHC Decatur County, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In AHC Decatur County, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AHC Decatur County, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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