Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center is in Decatur, Tennessee, a city with a total of 8,239 people. This facility received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Decatur. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
332 River Road,
Decatur TN 37322
60.11% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out its decent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded it a relatively respectable score of B- in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in determining our score in this area. This facility averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its next best category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this category, which is a respectable score. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the amount of services offered by a nursing home, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the vaccine to a relatively low 80.838326 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was short-term care. For that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 9.05% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 89.05% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation 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 Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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