Greystone Health Care Center is a senior living facility located in Blountville, Tennessee, which has 14,251 people. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly much worse places out there. The best part of this facility's report card was its stellar inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Greystone Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive grade in our long-term care category. We awarded this facility a better than average grade of B in that category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.1246 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facilities third best area is short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a slightly below average score in this category. Our short-term care scores are considered to be more critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires additional skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The next category we analyzed was nursing, which is this nursing home's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a D in that category. Sadly, this score hurt the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. There are a variety of data points within this area. Most of the factors reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place averaged just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Greystone Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Greystone Health Care Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Greystone Health Care Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Greystone Health Care Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents that experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Greystone Health Care Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Greystone Health Care Center, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Greystone Health Care Center, 9.05% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Greystone Health Care Center, 89.05% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Greystone Health Care Center, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Greystone Health Care Center, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In Greystone Health Care Center, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Greystone Health Care Center, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Greystone Health Care Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Greystone Health Care Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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