Life Care Center of Elizabethton is a nursing home in Elizabethton, Tennessee, which has 33,689 people. Featuring an overall score of C, this is likely a decent facility. In our view, this place would be a good fit for quite a few people. This facility did not excel in all of our categories, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Life Care Center of Elizabethton
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1641 Highway 19e,
Elizabethton TN 37643
58.48% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to point out that this facility was awarded strong long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of B. This turned out to be the facility's second strongest score. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 89.007095 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This statistic is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area was short-term care, which is the last area we looked at. For this category, we gave this nursing home a D. Our short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score in this range for this category, we weren't shocked to find that this place was well below average in the two key staffing figures we focus on. In fact, it provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Elizabethton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 9.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 89.05% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Elizabethton, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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