NHC HealthCare Sparta is located in Sparta, Tennessee. The city has a population of 23,825 people. This facility is ranked among the top facilities we found. This facility received one of the best ratings we offer. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is just about as as good as it gets. We also gave this nursing home impressive grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
NHC HealthCare Sparta
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this nursing home has received near flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was given a superb grade of A in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.28378 percent of its patients, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Nursing grades are largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a grade of B. This actually was this facility's worst area. A facility is doing something right when it's poorest score still is superior to most nursing homes. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for patients needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
NHC HealthCare Sparta Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who experienced a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 8.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 89.63% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In NHC HealthCare Sparta, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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