AHC Meadowbrook is in Pulaski, Tennessee. This city has a population of 17,733 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors 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
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.33333 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed is short-term care. This facility was given an above average short-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in this area. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Turning to our next area, this facility was given a decent nursing grade. Although this isn't nearly as impressive as several of its other grades, this is still not the end of the world. The nursing grade considers numerous data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
AHC Meadowbrook Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In AHC Meadowbrook, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In AHC Meadowbrook, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In AHC Meadowbrook, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In AHC Meadowbrook, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In AHC Meadowbrook, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In AHC Meadowbrook, 8.67% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In AHC Meadowbrook, 89.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In AHC Meadowbrook, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In AHC Meadowbrook, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In AHC Meadowbrook, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In AHC Meadowbrook, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In AHC Meadowbrook, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
- Southern Tennessee Regional Health System PulaskiAcute Care Hospitals 0.12 miles away1265 E College St Pulaski Tennessee 38478Proprietary(931) 363-7531