Dickson Health and Rehab is a facility located in Dickson, Tennessee. The city has 27,024 people. This facility received an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Dickson. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was long-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Dickson Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 89.47369 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to find that this nursing home received a solid short-term care score in our assessment. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. For places with poor inspection grades, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, we also want to point out that this nursing home was assessed significant government fines amounting to more than $100,000. This typically signifies that a nursing home's bad track record has been an issue for multiple years.
Turning to the final category, this facility really didn't fare well in this category either. With an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is really as terrible as it gets. In determining our nursing scores, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This place averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dickson Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents which suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage 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 minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients that have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 8.67% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 89.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' health.
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dickson Health and Rehab, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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