Life Care Center of Rhea County

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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10055 Rhea County Highway,
Dayton TN 37321

(423) 847-6777

86.29% estimated occupancy 1

Life Care Center of Rhea County is located in Dayton, Tennessee, a city with a total of 19,113 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this very important category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not 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

Grade: A-minus

We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.52381 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.38 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded an impressive short-term care grade, with a B in this area. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be a real strength for this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country with 59.3 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we assessed is nursing. In this category, we awarded this facility an acceptable grade of B-. This actually was this nursing home's worst area. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. While this facility didn't have as many nursing hours per resident as many other facilities we looked at, it was still better than average in the area of preventing major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Life Care Center of Rhea County Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

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

This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

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

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

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

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

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

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 8.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 89.84% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 16.62% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 26.14% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

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

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 11.25 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Life Care Center of Rhea County, 72.83% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Rhea Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.69 miles away9400 Rhea County Highway Dayton Tennessee 37321Government - Local(423) 775-1121
  • Erlanger Bledsoe HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.26 miles away71 Wheelertown Avenue Pikeville Tennessee 37367Government - Hospital District or Authority(423) 447-2112

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Dayton0.86 miles away230 White Oak Road Dayton Tennessee 37321CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (423) 775-3386

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