The Cambridge House is a large facility located in Bristol, Tennessee. We gave this nursing home an overall score of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Bristol. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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The Cambridge House
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: The Cambridge House has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility an abysmal overall grade, we gave it a grade of B- for our nursing category. Our nursing grade weighs many components, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its long-term care score, which turns out to be one of its more favorable category scores. For residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinates 97 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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This facility received very poor government inspection reports in recent years, causing us to give them a lowly F in our inspection category. An F in this area is typically a sign that there were some red flags on the nursing home's inspections. For places with bad inspection scores, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was short-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in this area. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. As you might expect, we learned that this facility offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Cambridge House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Cambridge House, 1.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Cambridge House, 3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Cambridge House, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Cambridge House, 0% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Cambridge House, 44.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Cambridge House, 3.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Cambridge House, 97.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Cambridge House, 19.9% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts believe this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Cambridge House, 24.88% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In The Cambridge House, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Cambridge House, 24.88% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Cambridge House, 8.42% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Cambridge House, 89.26% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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