With an address in Morristown, Tennessee, Life Care Center of Morristown is one of a mere two available nursing homes in this city. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a very respectable grade. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this place. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 161 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it was awarded a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, this proved to be its second best category score. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.3994 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.67 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next most favorable category we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This place performed respectably in this area with 48.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The next category we analyzed is nursing, which proved to be this facility's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Unfortunately, this score pulled down the facility's overall grade to a certain degree. Our nursing rating weighs several data points, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided just 3.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. Although this facility didn't excel in the area of nursing hours, it surprised us in a few of the quality-based assessments in the nursing category, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed above average in this datapoint, which is one redeeming quality we found in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Life Care Center of Morristown Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
D
13.41%
State
B
7.42%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Provider
A
1.2%
State
B
3.42%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
B-
3.08%
State
B
3.24%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.

Provider
C
20.31%
State
B
14.33%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
F
40.77%
State
C
31.39%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression.

Provider
B
1.27%
State
B+
4.68%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Provider
A-
99.17%
State
B
90.41%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.

Provider
B-
16.73%
State
B-
16.38%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A+
29.36%
State
B+
21.06%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Provider
B-
1.76
State
B
1.6
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
F
29.36
State
B-
21.06
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Provider
B
9.91
State
B
10.12
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Provider
D
56.56%
State
B-
66.74%
National
B
68.04%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Morristown Hamblen Hospital Association 1.75 mi
908 W 4th North St Morristown Tennessee 37814
(423) 586-4231
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Tennova Healthcare-Jefferson Memorial Hospital 12.48 mi
110 Hospital Drive Jefferson City Tennessee 37760
(865) 471-2500
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Hancock County Hospital 16.95 mi
1519 Main Street Hwy 33 Sneedville Tennessee 37869
(423) 733-5001
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Tennova Healthcare-Newport Medical Center 18.6 mi
435 2nd St Newport Tennessee 37821
(423) 625-2200
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church

Nearby Dialysis

Morristown Dialysis 0.66 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
120 Pearce Drive Morristown Tennessee 37814
(423) 587-3537
Fmc Morristown 2.27 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
420 W. Morris Blvd., Ste 110 Morristown Tennessee 37813
(423) 587-8395
Fmc New Market 16.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1030 W Us Hwy 11e New Market Tennessee 37820
(865) 475-3186
Fmc Dialysis Newport 18.22 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
119 Hedrick Street Newport Tennessee 37821
(423) 613-9000