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Life Care Center of Collegedale

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Life Care Center of Collegedale's website

PO Box 658, 9210 Apison Pike,
Collegedale TN 37315

(423) 396-2182

92.5% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Collegedale is the only nursing home we found in Collegedale, Tennessee. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. Based on our analysis, this place has quite a bit going for it. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's deficiencies. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without all of the deficiency data, it is difficult to really evaluate it in this category.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another quality feature for this nursing home is that it was awarded an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category grade. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of B. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.73822 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing score looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Tennessee in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we scored is short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a grade of B. This nursing home ended up being very solid in each area we assessed. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Life Care Center of Collegedale Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 9.05% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 89.05% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 16.44% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 24.2% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 11.03 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Collegedale, 73.13% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Memorial Healthcare System, IncAcute Care Hospitals 10.76 miles away2525 Desales Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404Voluntary non-profit - Church(423) 495-2525
  • Parkridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.27 miles away2333 Mccallie Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404Proprietary(423) 894-4220
  • Erlanger Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.36 miles away975 E 3rd St Chattanooga Tennessee 37403Government - Hospital District or Authority(423) 778-7000
  • Chi Memorial Hospital- GeorgiaAcute Care Hospitals 13.44 miles away100 Gross Crescent Circle Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742Proprietary(770) 874-5400
  • Tennova Healthcare-ClevelandAcute Care Hospitals 14.12 miles away2305 Chambliss Ave Nw Cleveland Tennessee 37311Proprietary(423) 339-4132
  • Hamilton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.49 miles away1200 Memorial Drive Dalton Georgia 30720Voluntary non-profit - Private(706) 272-6105

Nearby Dialysis

  • Kidney Center of Ooltewah-Collegedale, LLC1.28 miles away5483 Little Debbie Pkwy Ooltewah Tennessee 37363Dialysis Stations: 28 (423) 541-3450
  • Chattanooga Kidney Center6.35 miles away2118 Stein Drive Chattanooga Tennessee 37421CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (423) 648-4900
  • Kidney Center of Hwy 586.65 miles away4803 Hwy 58 Suite B Chattanooga Tennessee 37416CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (423) 468-3178
  • Dci East Ridge9.97 miles away6104 North Mack Smith Rd. Chattanooga Tennessee 37412Dialysis Stations: 24 (423) 894-8133
  • Kidney Center of Missionary Ridge, LLC10.05 miles away3810 Brainerd Road Chattanooga Tennessee 37411CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 71 (423) 486-9510
  • Dci Hixson10.18 miles away1816 Hamill Rd. Hixson Tennessee 37343Dialysis Stations: 12 (423) 875-0020
  • Kidney Center of North Georgia, LLC10.36 miles away102 Erlanger South Drive Ringgold Georgia 30736CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (706) 820-6605
  • Dci Lyerly11.08 miles away2300 East Third Street Suite A Chattanooga Tennessee 37404Dialysis Stations: 26 (423) 698-6422