NHC HealthCare Johnson City is one of four available facilities located in Johnson City, Tennessee. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it ahead of most of the facilities in Johnson City, which boasts a strong selection of facilities. This nursing home also received strong scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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NHC HealthCare Johnson City
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, it also received A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually perfect. Inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate resume, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a score of A- in the area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.56427 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. There are numerous subcategories included in this grade. Many of the subcategories reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final category, this facility received an extremely favorable short-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of B+ in that area, rounding out one of our more favorable profiles. Our short-term care grade is typically used to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
NHC HealthCare Johnson City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 2.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 6.73% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 33.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 2.23% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 99.39% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 14.79% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 25.62% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 0.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 25.62% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 3.27% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In NHC HealthCare Johnson City, 67.93% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Johnson City, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Johnson City, Tennessee has 3 other nursing homes
- Franklin Woods Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.25 miles away300 Med Tech Parkway Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 302-1120
- Johnson City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4 miles away400 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-6111
- Sycamore Shoals HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.39 miles away1501 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 542-1300
- Indian Path Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.79 miles away2000 Brookside Dr Kingsport Tennessee 37660Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-1941
- Holston Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.02 miles away130 West Ravine Road Kingsport Tennessee 37662Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 224-4000
- Unicoi County HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.37 miles away2030 Temple Hill Road Erwin Tennessee 37650Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 743-3141
- Tn Smokie Mountain Dialysis2.05 miles away2320 Knob Creek Road Suite 408 Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 2 (423) 232-1969
- Fmc Johnson City2.24 miles away100 Technology Lane Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 929-7181
- Davita Tennessee Valley Dial Cntr4.15 miles away107 Woodlawn Dr Suite 100 Johnson City Tennessee 37604CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 926-2976
- Fmc Elizabethton7.49 miles away1210 Militia Court Elizabethton Tennessee 37643Dialysis Stations: 13 (423) 542-8208
- Fmc Kingsport14.72 miles away2002 Brookside Drive Suite 101 Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (423) 245-6464
- Fmc West Kingsport18.41 miles away3600 Netherland Inn Road Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (423) 230-0461
- Fmc Bristol18.67 miles away2530 W. State St Bristol Tennessee 37620Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 764-4044