With an address in Kingsport, Tennessee, Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport is one of just three available nursing homes in the area. We gave this facility world class overall rating of A+. As a matter of fact, this proved to be the number one rated nursing home in the city. Based on all of the relevant data, you can not go wrong with this facility. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category scores, which are also quite good.
Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2300 Pavilion Drive,
Kingsport TN 37660
69.66% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It does not appear that we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care category. We awarded them a dominant grade of A+ in this area. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the well above average volume of care provided by nurses and other staff at this nursing home, we also were pleased by the nursing home's record for vaccinations. For example, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, this facility was awarded first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A in that category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. This nursing home excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the average nursing home. This is generally a very favorable sign. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Tennessee in this area with 70.2 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
In the final category we analyzed, this facility was given a very strong grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home completed a very strong profile. There are a number of criteria within this category. Most of the data points are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With less than 5 percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any place the country in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 8.77% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 89.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 11.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Nhc Healthcare, Kingsport, 72.83% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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