Hardin Co Nursing Home is one of five nursing homes in Savannah, Tennessee. We gave this nursing home an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. In addition, this facility is also located in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers more extensive healthcare services. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Hardin Co Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
935 Wayne Road,
Savannah TN 38372
54.24% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Hardin Co Nursing Home 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
- Government - County
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also surprised to find that this facility received a solid long-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a B- in that area. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this nursing home earned a somewhat respectable short-term care grade in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Turning to our final category of inspections, this facility received a grade that's as bad as it gets. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. We would advise paying special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection grade. We would pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. This facility had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hardin Co Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 9.05% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 89.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hardin Co Nursing Home, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Savannah, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Savannah, Tennessee has 4 other nursing homes
- Hardin Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away935 Wayne Road Savannah Tennessee 38372Government - Local(731) 926-8121
- Pickwick Dialysis1.4 miles away121 Pickwick Street Savannah Tennessee 38372Dialysis Stations: 15 (731) 926-3188