Fort Sanders Tcu
1901 Clinch Ave, Knoxville TN 37916 · (865) 541-1581 · 82.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Fort Sanders Tcu is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Knoxville, Tennessee with a population of 391,389 people. This nursing home proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the top rating. Even in a city of 15 nursing homes, this facility is a great option. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
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Accepts Medicaid 1 :
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility fared very well in our short-term care rating. We gave them a dominant score of A+ in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Remarkably, this facility provides approximately 1.5 times as many hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. This is generally an encouraging sign. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Tennessee in this area with 80.7 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is long-term care. This nursing home performed well in our long-term care category also. We awarded them an elite grade of A+ in this category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this facility 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the last category we graded, this nursing home received an impressive grade grade of A in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home rounded out a straight A report card. We looked at the levels of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This particular facility provided 7.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Sanders Tcu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better