Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center is in Decatur, Tennessee, a city with a total of 8,239 people. This turns out to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. As far as we can see, this nursing home ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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 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 this nursing home earned a decent overall rating, its inspections grade is notably better than its overall grade. Due to a strong inspection report this year, it received a strong score in that category with a B. Our inspection grades are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of B-. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next highest area we gave this facility in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal 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 residents. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated only 73.333336 percent of its patients against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. We gave it a C in that category. This is a decent grade in this area. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well 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, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 8.67% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 89.63% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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