Gallatin Health Care Center is a very-large nursing home located in Gallatin, Tennessee. This facility was given an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Gallatin. The city has just one other nursing home. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Gallatin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Gallatin Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't rate poorly in the area of short-term care. In fact, we gave it a B- in that area, which ended up being another one of its more favorable scores. Short-term care grades are crucial for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. There are a host of criteria within this area. Many of the criteria are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this place's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 94.12752 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 9.14% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 88.31% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gallatin Health Care Center, 74.44% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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