Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness is one of just three nursing homes in Elizabethton, Tennessee. This is a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our analysis, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this area, we gave this facility an A+. Inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also received favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of B. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care. This facility was awarded a grade of C for this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.28571 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 10.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 1.71% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 3.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 38.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 27.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 93.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 17.52% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 29.09% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 29.09% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 5.79% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton Rehab & Wellness, 72.84% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.
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