Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman is a senior living facility located in Centerville, Tennessee. The city has 7,805 people. This nursing home turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. If you look below, you can see this facility's category grades, which are also strong.
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Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Centerville, Tennessee Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Centerville, Tennessee Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections is its best category. In this category, we gave this facility an A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing rating is largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is more often than not a useful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care, where this facility was given a B. This nursing home proved to be relatively strong in all areas we analyzed. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.72727 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 9.14% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 88.31% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.