With an address in Johnson City, Tennessee, Life Care Center of Gray is one of seven available facilities there. This nursing home received a strong overall grade of B+, resulting in it being one of the top three nursing homes in Johnson City. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Life Care Center of Gray
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has 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
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it received a dominant long-term care score. In fact, long-term care is its second most impressive category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Does this page answer your questions about Life Care Center of Gray?
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best area came in the area of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
The next area we assessed is nursing. In that area, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of C. This is this facility's least impressive area. When calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a patient even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Gray Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Gray, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Gray, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Gray, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Gray, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Gray, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Gray, 9.05% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Gray, 89.05% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Gray, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Gray, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Life Care Center of Gray, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Gray, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Gray, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Gray, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Johnson City, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Johnson City, Tennessee has 6 other nursing homes
- Franklin Woods Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.1 miles away300 Med Tech Parkway Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 302-1120
- Johnson City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.29 miles away400 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-6111
- Indian Path Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.89 miles away2000 Brookside Dr Kingsport Tennessee 37660Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-1941
- Sycamore Shoals HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.35 miles away1501 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 542-1300
- Holston Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.93 miles away130 West Ravine Road Kingsport Tennessee 37662Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 224-4000
- Unicoi County HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.64 miles away2030 Temple Hill Road Erwin Tennessee 37650Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 743-3141
- Fmc Johnson City5.25 miles away100 Technology Lane Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 929-7181
- Tn Smokie Mountain Dialysis5.27 miles away2320 Knob Creek Road Suite 408 Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 2 (423) 232-1969
- Davita Tennessee Valley Dial Cntr7.09 miles away107 Woodlawn Dr Suite 100 Johnson City Tennessee 37604CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 926-2976
- Fmc Kingsport10.82 miles away2002 Brookside Drive Suite 101 Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (423) 245-6464
- Fmc Elizabethton11.4 miles away1210 Militia Court Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Dialysis Stations: 13 (423) 542-8208
- Fmc West Kingsport14.16 miles away3600 Netherland Inn Road Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (423) 230-0461
- Fmc Bristol18.55 miles away2530 W. State St Bristol Tennessee 37620Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 764-4044