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Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Life Care Center of Elizabethton's website

1641 Highway 19e,
Elizabethton TN 37643

68.22% estimated occupancy 1

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. The best part of this facility's profile was its stellar inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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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
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We want to point out that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that area with an A+. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that 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 of minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

We also gave this facility a positive score in long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B in this area, which happens to be one of our more impressive grades. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 94.411766 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home also received a strong nursing rating. We gave it a F in this area. Our nursing category is based on a handful of factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This number is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we analyzed is short-term care. It received a lowly F in this category, which is a poor grade. This is obviously a significant concern. Short-term care grades are critical for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.8 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Life Care Center of Elizabethton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 17.02% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 3.53% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 4.83% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 25.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 44.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 0.32% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 93.45% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 14.29% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 20.81% of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 20.81% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 18.69% of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Elizabethton, 68.18% of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.

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

Looking for more options? Elizabethton, Tennessee has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Sycamore Shoals HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.65 miles away1501 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 542-1300
  • Johnson City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.36 miles away400 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-6111
  • Franklin Woods Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.98 miles away300 Med Tech Parkway Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 302-1120

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Elizabethton2.59 miles away1210 Militia Court Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Dialysis Stations: 13 (423) 542-8208
  • Tn Smokie Mountain Dialysis10.57 miles away2320 Knob Creek Road Suite 408 Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 2 (423) 232-1969
  • Fmc Johnson City10.79 miles away100 Technology Lane Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 929-7181
  • Davita Tennessee Valley Dial Cntr11.01 miles away107 Woodlawn Dr Suite 100 Johnson City Tennessee 37604CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 926-2976
  • Fmc Bristol18.13 miles away2530 W. State St Bristol Tennessee 37620Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 764-4044