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. This isn't the worse nursing home we graded, however, we would still struggle to recommend it. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
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Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation 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 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many positive things to say about this place's overall grade, it earned a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent score in that category with a B-. Our inspection grades are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Our nursing score assesses quite a few subcategories, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care. This facility received a grade of B- for this category. Our long-term care scores are more meaningful for individuals in need of more traditional services associated with personal care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 95.675674 percent of its residents. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 1.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 2.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 1.62% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 2.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 41.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 12.72% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 97.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 13.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 20.49% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 20.49% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Decatur Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, 68.58% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- Rhea Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 10.67 miles away9400 Rhea County Highway Dayton Tennessee 37321Government - Local(423) 775-1121
- Starr Regional Medical Center AthensAcute Care Hospitals 11.64 miles away1114 W Madison Ave Athens Tennessee 37371Proprietary(423) 745-1411
- Sweetwater Hospital AssociationAcute Care Hospitals 19.34 miles away304 Wright St Sweetwater Tennessee 37874Voluntary non-profit - Private(865) 213-8200
- Dci Dayton10.66 miles away230 White Oak Road Dayton Tennessee 37321CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (423) 775-3386
- Fmc Athens11.2 miles away943 Decatur Pike Athens Tennessee 37303Dialysis Stations: 7 (423) 507-9712
- Fmc Skyway18.51 miles away783 New Highway 68 Sweetwater Tennessee 37874Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 337-4534
- Rocky Top Dialysis18.58 miles away921 New Hwy 68 Sweetwater Tennessee 37874Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 337-5770
- Total Renal Care, Inc.19.54 miles away109 Grady Rd Etowah Tennessee 37331Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 263-3666