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Life Care Center of Ooltewah

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 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+Sep 20: B+Oct 20: A-Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: B+Nov 21: B+Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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5911 Snow Hill Road,
Ooltewah TN 37363

(423) 531-0600

51.58% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Ooltewah is an average-sized nursing home located in Ooltewah, Tennessee. With an B+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, 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 - Partnership

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility received an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility fared well in our short-term care category. Indeed, we awarded it a grade of A for that area, which turns out to be one of our most dominant scores. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 58.6 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This particular facility provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Roughly one quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are among the most highly skilled nurses. Both of these figures easily exceed the national average. Lastly, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering falls which lead to major injury, this facility performed as well as any facility in the nation. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we assessed is long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of C. This ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. In the category of long-term care, we analyze the amount of services provided by a facility, rather than more medically-intensive services. On top of patient-friendly nursing hour statistics, this facility's vaccination statistics are favorable also. Indeed, this nursing home vaccinated 98.73418 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.46 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of Ooltewah Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 8.77% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 89.84% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 16.62% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 11.25 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 72.83% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Memorial Healthcare System, IncAcute Care Hospitals 11.63 miles away2525 Desales Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404Voluntary non-profit - Church(423) 495-2525
  • Parkridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.19 miles away2333 Mccallie Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404Proprietary(423) 894-4220
  • Tennova Healthcare-ClevelandAcute Care Hospitals 12.75 miles away2305 Chambliss Ave Nw Cleveland Tennessee 37311Proprietary(423) 339-4132
  • Erlanger Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.11 miles away975 E 3rd St Chattanooga Tennessee 37403Government - Hospital District or Authority(423) 778-7000
  • Chi Memorial Hospital- GeorgiaAcute Care Hospitals 14.98 miles away100 Gross Crescent Circle Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742Proprietary(770) 874-5400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Kidney Center of Ooltewah-Collegedale, LLC0.67 miles away5483 Little Debbie Pkwy Ooltewah Tennessee 37363Dialysis Stations: 28 (423) 541-3450
  • Kidney Center of Hwy 586.85 miles away4803 Hwy 58 Suite B Chattanooga Tennessee 37416CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (423) 468-3178
  • Chattanooga Kidney Center7.18 miles away2118 Stein Drive Chattanooga Tennessee 37421CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (423) 648-4900
  • Dci Hixson10 miles away1816 Hamill Rd. Hixson Tennessee 37343Dialysis Stations: 12 (423) 875-0020
  • Kidney Center of Missionary Ridge, LLC11.14 miles away3810 Brainerd Road Chattanooga Tennessee 37411CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 71 (423) 486-9510
  • Dci East Ridge11.33 miles away6104 North Mack Smith Rd. Chattanooga Tennessee 37412Dialysis Stations: 24 (423) 894-8133
  • Dci Lyerly11.96 miles away2300 East Third Street Suite A Chattanooga Tennessee 37404Dialysis Stations: 26 (423) 698-6422
  • Kidney Center of North Georgia, LLC12.29 miles away102 Erlanger South Drive Ringgold Georgia 30736CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (706) 820-6605

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