Erwin Health Care Center is a large facility located in Erwin, Tennessee. This facility received an A- overall, which is an elite rating. In fact, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as the number one nursing home in Erwin. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Erwin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Best Nursing Home in Erwin, Tennessee Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive grade in inspections. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong achievements in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grade is typically used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was long-term care. Adding to its strong profile, this facility also excelled in that category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- in the area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next area we looked at was nursing, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B. Although this is its weakest category rating, this is nevertheless a quality grade. There are several criteria included in this category. Many of these criteria reflect nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Erwin Health Care Center, 3.44% 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, 29.51% 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, 9.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Erwin Health Care Center, 89.05% 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, 16.44% 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, 24.2% 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, 1.27 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, 24.2 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, 11.03 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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