Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center is a facility located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which has a total of 6,569 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid scores. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
415 Cole Drive,
Pigeon Forge TN 37863
66.41% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an A+. This is a much better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care rating appears to be one of its higher grades. The facility was awarded a grade of C in this category. Our long-term care grades are more important for individuals in need of more traditional assistance associated with activities of daily living. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this facility provided the vaccine to just 47.058823 percent of its patients, which is a bit of a concern. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. With 1.98 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility is also slightly below the national average.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a respectable grade in the area of short-term care, with a C. Our short-term care scores are presumably more important for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is respectable both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. The last metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it was respectable in this metric with 46.6 percent of its patients returning home.
Switching gears to our next area, this facility was awarded a grade of C in nursing, which we consider to be an acceptable grade. There are a number of data points within this area. Most of the criteria reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. While this nursing home did not have as many nursing hours per resident as many other nursing homes we assessed, it was still better than average in the area of preventing falls. This is generally an indicator of how carefully a nursing home's nursing staff is tending to its residents. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 9.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 3.51% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 3.12% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 29.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 8.77% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 89.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 16.62% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 26.14% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 26.14 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 11.25 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center, 72.83% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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