Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: D
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300 Laboratory Rd,
Oak Ridge TN 37831

(865) 482-7698

73.35% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge is a large nursing home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This facility received an overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Oak Ridge. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not have many positive things to say about this place's overall grade, it did receive a somewhat respectable government inspection report this year. It received a decent score in this area with a score of B-. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses spent with patients, in determining our score in this area. According to CMS records, this facility averaged 4.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Keep in mind that when we compute our nursing ratings, we add more weight to hours performed by nurses with a higher level of training. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed above average in this area. This is often a reliable measure of how carefully a nursing home's nursing staff is tending to its patients. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and superior safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was given its next best category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this area, which is a decent grade. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. It performed well in this metric with 60.1 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home was awarded a B- for the area. Our long-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's volume of nursing care. This means a broad spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.62825 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 2.27 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 8.77% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 89.84% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 16.62% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 26.14% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 11.25 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Nhc Healthcare, Oak Ridge, 72.83% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Methodist Medical Center of Oak RidgeAcute Care Hospitals 0.31 miles away990 Oak Ridge Turnpike Box 529 Oak Ridge Tennessee 37830Voluntary non-profit - Private(865) 835-1000
  • Parkwest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.41 miles away9352 Park West Blvd Knoxville Tennessee 37923Voluntary non-profit - Private(865) 970-9800
  • Fort Loudon Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.56 miles away550 Fort Loudon Medical Center Dr Lenoir City Tennessee 37772Voluntary non-profit - Other(865) 271-6000
  • Tennova Healthcare-North Knoxville Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.76 miles away7565 Dannaher Way Powell Powell Tennessee 37849Proprietary(865) 545-8000
  • University of Tn Medical Center (The)Acute Care Hospitals 17.22 miles away1924 Alcoa Highway Knoxville Tennessee 37920Voluntary non-profit - Private(865) 544-9000
  • East Tennessee Childrens HospitalChildrens 17.33 miles away2018 Clinch Ave Sw Knoxville Tennessee 37916Voluntary non-profit - Private(865) 541-8000
  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.37 miles away1901 W Clinch Ave Knoxville Tennessee 37916Voluntary non-profit - Private(865) 541-1101

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Oak Ridge0.64 miles away650 Briarcliff Avenue Oak Ridge Tennessee 37830Dialysis Stations: 17 (865) 482-7650
  • Clinch River Dialysis8.71 miles away702 North Main Street Clinton Tennessee 37716Dialysis Stations: 17 (865) 457-1114
  • Fmc West Knoxville9.31 miles away11305 Station West Knoxville Tennessee 37922Dialysis Stations: 13 (865) 966-5100
  • Fmc Cedar Bluff10.37 miles away431 Park 40 North Blvd Knoxville Tennessee 37923Dialysis Stations: 19 (865) 690-7517
  • Tannor Dialysis LLC10.65 miles away111 S Campbell Station Rd Knoxville Tennessee 37934Dialysis Stations: 13 (865) 777-2750
  • Knoxville Central Dialysis10.68 miles away9141 Cross Park Drive Suite 102 Knoxville Tennessee 37923Dialysis Stations: 8 (865) 531-4681
  • Fmc Loudon Dialysis13.45 miles away200 Interchange Park Drive Lenoir City Tennessee 37772Dialysis Stations: 21 (865) 986-5257
  • Fmc Powell14.29 miles away732 E. Emory Rd Knoxville Tennessee 37938CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (865) 947-1700

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