AHC Decatur County is a large facility located in Parsons, Tennessee. Featuring an overall score of A-, this is clearly an impressive nursing home. We really can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
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AHC Decatur County
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this facility has received near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.809525 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing rating is based on many datapoints. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our short-term care grade. This completed a very impressive profile. Our short-term care grades are probably most meaningful for those in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients 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, 5.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AHC Decatur County, 1.59% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AHC Decatur County, 4.02% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AHC Decatur County, 31.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AHC Decatur County, 35.37% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AHC Decatur County, 25.1% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AHC Decatur County, 99.4% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AHC Decatur County, 16.91% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In AHC Decatur County, 37.92% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In AHC Decatur County, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AHC Decatur County, 37.92% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In AHC Decatur County, 16.3% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AHC Decatur County, 88.05% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- Decatur County General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.25 miles away969 Tennessee Ave S Parsons Tennessee 38363Government - Local(731) 847-3031
- Perry Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.84 miles away2718 Squirrel Hollow Drive Linden Tennessee 37096Proprietary(931) 589-2121
- Henderson County Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.63 miles away200 W Church St Lexington Tennessee 38351Proprietary(731) 968-1801