Erwin Health Care Center is a large facility located in Erwin, Tennessee. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a decent rating. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Erwin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Erwin, Tennessee Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area, with an A. This is a much better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong long-term care grade. As a matter of fact, we awarded it a B+ in that area, which happens to be one of our better. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next best category we awarded this facility in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. With our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The last area we rated is nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is a fair grade in this category. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Erwin Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Erwin Health Care Center, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Erwin Health Care Center, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Erwin Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Erwin Health Care Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Erwin Health Care Center, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Erwin Health Care Center, 9.14% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Erwin Health Care Center, 88.31% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Erwin Health Care Center, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Erwin Health Care Center, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Erwin Health Care Center, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Erwin Health Care Center, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Erwin Health Care Center, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
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