Diversicare of Claiborne is a large nursing home in New Tazewell, Tennessee. This nursing home is a relatively poor facility. A grade of this caliber suggests we found a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in New Tazewell. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Diversicare of Claiborne
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a middle of the pack grade in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of C. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is considered to be a fair assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This place provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care, where this facility was given a very poor score in this category as well. It received an F for this category, which is obviously very concerning. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.01316 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Claiborne Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 9.14% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 88.31% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Claiborne, 74.44% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
- Claiborne Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.97 miles away1850 Old Knoxville Highway Tazewell Tennessee 37879Government - Local(423) 626-4211
- Hancock County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 7.11 miles away1519 Main Street Hwy 33 Sneedville Tennessee 37869Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 733-5001
- Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Healthcare HospitAcute Care Hospitals 13.5 miles away3600 West Cumberland Avenue Middlesboro Kentucky 40965Voluntary non-profit - Private(606) 242-1100
- Appalachian Dialysis0.95 miles away503 Elm Avenue New Tazewell Tennessee 37825Dialysis Stations: 14 (423) 626-1242