Signature Healthcare of Clarksville is an average-sized nursing home located in Clarksville, Tennessee. With an overall rating of C, this looks like a middle of the pack nursing home. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Clarksville, which admittedly is admittedly a bit below average nationally. The best part of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Signature Healthcare of Clarksville
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. This score is far better than the facility's overall score. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this nursing home a B in our short-term care category. This is one of our better scores. Our short-term care grades are arguably more critical for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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This facility also received a strong nursing rating. In fact, we awarded it a F in this area. There are a number of factors within this grade. Many of the subcategories relate to staffing levels. This nursing home offered a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was long-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is a very poor score. This is clearly a significant disappointment. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 56.52174 percent of its patients. This is several points lower than what we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature Healthcare of Clarksville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 12.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 7.07% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 2.73% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 5.63% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 33.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 4.07% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 63.85% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 18.18% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 34.05% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 34.05% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 14.34% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, 76.04% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Clarksville, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Clarksville, Tennessee has 4 other nursing homes
- Tennova Healthcare-ClarksvilleAcute Care Hospitals 11.43 miles away651 Dunlop Lane Clarksville Tennessee 37040Proprietary(931) 502-1000
- Tristar Ashland City Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 12.69 miles away313 North Main St Ashland City Tennessee 37015Proprietary(615) 792-3030
- Northcrest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.88 miles away100 Northcrest Drive Springfield Tennessee 37172Voluntary non-profit - Other(615) 384-2411
- Dci Cumberland10.31 miles away312 Landrum Place Clarksville Tennessee 37043Dialysis Stations: 28 (931) 645-1236
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- Clarksville North Dialysis12.66 miles away3071 Clay Lewis Road Clarksville Tennessee 37040Dialysis Stations: 13 (931) 552-0644
- Rcg Springfield14.43 miles away106 Mooreland Drive Springfield Tennessee 37172Dialysis Stations: 16 (615) 384-8939
- Davita Fort Campbell Dialysis16.82 miles away1459 Fort Campbell Blvd Clarksville Tennessee 37042Dialysis Stations: 13 (931) 552-6491