Gallatin Health Care Center is one of a mere three nursing homes located in Gallatin, Tennessee. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a very respectable rating. Based on our ratings, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Gallatin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality facility overall, this facility really excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Short-term care grades are critical for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our better grades in that area, with a score of B. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.35194 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The next area we looked at was nursing. We gave this facility a D in the area of nursing, making this the facility's worst category grade. The nursing grade is based on quite a few data points, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gallatin Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients which had a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents who had UTI's. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 9.05% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 89.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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