The Cambridge House is a large facility located in Bristol, Tennessee. This nursing home is a subpar nursing home. A grade of this caliber indicates we found a few red flags. 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. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
The Cambridge House
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 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.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a bad overall grade, we gave it a somewhat respectable score in the area of inspections, where it received a B-. This was better than its other categories. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
We also ended up giving this facility a fairly respectable grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of C. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, which is a very low figure. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is more often than not a solid measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in that area. In computing our long-term care grades, we scrutinize the assistance with daily living offered to a nursing home's residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility gave the vaccine to just 86.31579 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Cambridge House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Cambridge House, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Cambridge House, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which had falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Cambridge House, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Cambridge House, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Cambridge House, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Cambridge House, 9.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Cambridge House, 89.05% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Cambridge House, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Cambridge House, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Cambridge House, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Cambridge House, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Cambridge House, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Cambridge House, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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