Erwin Health Care Center is a large facility located in Erwin, Tennessee. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. We actually ranked it as the best nursing home in Erwin. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Erwin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall performance, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk 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
We also awarded this facility a score of A for our long-term care score. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. The nursing score weighs a host of subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was this nursing home's weakest category. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a decent grade of B- for short-term care. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 2.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Erwin Health Care Center, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Erwin Health Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Erwin Health Care Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Erwin Health Care Center, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Erwin Health Care Center, 8.67% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Erwin Health Care Center, 89.63% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Erwin Health Care Center, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Erwin Health Care Center, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Erwin Health Care Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Erwin Health Care Center, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Erwin Health Care Center, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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