Nhc Healthcare, Columbia is an average-sized nursing home located in Columbia, Tennessee. This facility appears to be one of the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. A grade of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. Indeed, we were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as the best nursing home in Columbia. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Nhc Healthcare, Columbia
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
101 Walnut Lane,
Columbia TN 38401
89.33% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a favorable overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was superb in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 94.23729 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. There are a variety of datapoints within this grade. Many of these datapoints relate to staffing levels. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this nursing home received an acceptable short-term care rating. Even though this isn't nearly as dominant as several of its other scores, this is truly not the end of the world. In crafting our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more than 50% more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. It performed better than most nursing homes in this metric with 49.3 percent of its residents returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Nhc Healthcare, Columbia Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 8.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 89.84% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 16.62% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 26.14% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 11.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Nhc Healthcare, Columbia, 72.83% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Columbia, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- 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-minus
Looking for more options? Columbia, Tennessee has 3 other nursing homes
- Maury Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.98 miles away1224 Trotwood Ave Columbia Tennessee 38401Government - Local(931) 381-1111
- Behavioral Healthcare Center at ColumbiaPsychiatric 1.32 miles away1400 Rosewood Drive Columbia Tennessee 38401Proprietary(931) 388-6573
- Marshall Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.97 miles away1080 North Ellington Parkway Lewisburg Tennessee 37091Government - Hospital District or Authority(931) 359-6276
- Fmc Columbia1.47 miles away861 West James Campbell Blvd Columbia Tennessee 38401CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 42 (931) 380-9099
- Columbia Dialysis1.66 miles away1705 Grove Drive Columbia Tennessee 38401Dialysis Stations: 18 (931) 381-4445
- Fresenius Medical Care Columbia Franklin, LLC14.41 miles away8048 Station Hill Dr Spring Hill Tennessee 37174Dialysis Stations: 13 (931) 489-9009
- Dialysis Associates, LLC18.82 miles away1030 War Eagle Drive Lewisburg Tennessee 37091Dialysis Stations: 13 (931) 359-1940