Note: The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab is one of a mere three facilities located in Dyersburg, Tennessee. With an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. Keep in mind that Dyersburg received a city grade of C, so should consider other options in the city as well. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is nursing, which is discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 123 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. In addition to ranking poorly in terms of nursing hours offered, this facility also lagged behind in certain metrics that are associated with quality of care. This place's nursing score was hurt by poor performance in the area of minimizing pressure ulcers. In fact, we found that 15.2 percent of this place's patients suffered from pressure ulcers. This is at least double the national average.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home also didn't perform too badly in the area of short-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a C in that area, which turned out to be among its higher scores. Short-term care grades are generally used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 32.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

We were also surprised to learn that this facility received a reasonably solid long-term care rating in our assessment. We awarded it a C in that area. Our long-term care ratings are crucial for prospective residents seeking personal care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 22.336771 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. This place didn't excel here either, with 3.59 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this figure is somewhat concerning, this number may be skewed for some nursing homes due to the medical complexity of patients.

Facility Inspections

F
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: CMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Moving on the last category of inspections, this nursing home really did not fare well. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection rating. When a place has this bad of an inspection rating, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

The Highlands of Dyersburg Health & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Provider
F
15.2%
State
B
7.42%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.

Provider
B+
2.41%
State
B
3.42%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
D
5.69%
State
B
3.24%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Provider
C
18.82%
State
B
14.33%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
50.37%
State
C
31.39%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
C
4.82%
State
B+
4.68%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
F
42.65%
State
B
90.41%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
D
21.3%
State
B-
16.38%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.

Provider
B+
19.5%
State
B+
21.06%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
F
3.59
State
B
1.6
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
B-
19.5
State
B-
21.06
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.6
State
B
10.12
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B-
64.4%
State
B-
66.74%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg Hospital 0.05 mi
400 East Tickle Street Dyersburg Tennessee 38024
(731) 285-2410
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Dyersburg Dialysis 0.08 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
1575 Parr Avenue Suite A Dyersburg Tennessee 38024
(731) 286-5184
Davita Lewis Creek Dialysis 1.37 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
620 Mall Blvd Ste E Dyersburg Tennessee 38024
(731) 287-9448