LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Sevierville, Tennessee, which has a total of 50,180 people. This facility has the distinction of being one of the three best facilities in Tennessee. In addition, this facility is located in a hospital, which often means the facility offers a wider array of medical services. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
731 Middle Creek Rd,
Sevierville TN 37862
41.48% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Sevierville, Tennessee Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Sevierville, Tennessee Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection scores are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
In the third area we assessed, this nursing home received superb marks in the category of long-term care. Consequently, it was given one of our highest grades in that category with a of A+. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this facility received a very favorable grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. Our short-term care grade is typically used to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 89.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In LeConte Health and Rehabilitation Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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