The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab is in Dyersburg, Tennessee, a city with a total of 27,406 people. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel overall grade based on the data we looked at. This nursing home does not seem to have any redeeming qualities. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was long-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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Long-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a poor overall grade, we also gave this nursing home poor grades across the board in our categories. In fact, it only received a grade of D for its long-term care score, which was its best area. Facilities that do not score well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 62.289562 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best score in this category.
We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. For places with poor inspection grades, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they caused a threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was assessed large government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This often means that a facility'sbad track record spanned multiple years.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. Our nursing score is mostly based on a facility's nurse staffing. With just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this place's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at was short-term care, in which this facility received a bottom of the barrel score here as well. We gave it an F in this area, which is definitely a major concern. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is more often than not a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. With a grade of this caliber in this category, we weren't surprised to find that this place was below average in many staffing areas we assess. The nursing home supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which have had a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 8.67% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 89.63% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
- West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.05 miles away400 East Tickle Street Dyersburg Tennessee 38024Proprietary(731) 285-2410