Nhc Healthcare, Smithville is in Smithville, Tennessee, a city with 13,446 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is among the best grades that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Nhc Healthcare, Smithville
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
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 Hospice
- 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
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection score. This grade is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this facility an A-. Nursing ratings are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Tennessee in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The fourth area we analyzed is long-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B+. This wrapped up an elite profile. Only a select few facilities received a B+ or higher in every single category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Nhc Healthcare, Smithville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 8.67% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 89.63% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Nhc Healthcare, Smithville, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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