AHC Dyersburg is a large nursing home in Dyersburg, Tennessee. With an overall grade of D, this is a lower end facility. 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 Dyersburg. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: AHC Dyersburg has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to note its decent government inspection reports in recent years. We gave it a relatively respectable score of B- in that area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B-. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses spend with residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Finally, nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest category we gave this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this nursing home was given an acceptable long-term care score of B-. Our long-term care grades are critical for residents looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.8806 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
AHC Dyersburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In AHC Dyersburg, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained 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 staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AHC Dyersburg, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AHC Dyersburg, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AHC Dyersburg, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AHC Dyersburg, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AHC Dyersburg, 9.14% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AHC Dyersburg, 88.31% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AHC Dyersburg, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In AHC Dyersburg, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In AHC Dyersburg, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AHC Dyersburg, 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 AHC Dyersburg, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AHC Dyersburg, 74.44% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
- West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.34 miles away400 East Tickle Street Dyersburg Tennessee 38024Proprietary(731) 285-2410