Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation is a facility located in Lexington, Tennessee, which has 17,603 people. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. In our view, this facility looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
727 East Church Street,
Lexington TN 38351
56.94% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few places fared as well in this area. Our inspection grades are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. The nursing rating weighs quite a few factors, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is better than what is offered by most facilities. Finally, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls which lead to major injury, this facility performed as well as any nursing home in Tennessee.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. This facility was awarded a very positive short-term care score, with a B in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This place outperformed the majority of facilities in the nation in this area with 52 percent of its patients returning home. This is a higher rate than most facilities.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home an acceptable score in that category, with a B-. Although this wasn't as dominant as a few of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. One of the statistics we considered in addition to this nursing home's very solid nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 94.55445 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. This combination proved to be effective as this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 8.77% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 89.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 16.62% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 26.14% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 11.25 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lexington Health Care and Rehabilitation, 72.83% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.