The Stratford House is a senior living facility located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a city with 198,659 people. With an overall score of D, this is a subpar nursing home. Based on our ratings, this nursing home may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 127 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A-May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good score in the area of inspections. We gave it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with a bunch of deficiencies flagged. This place received 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

We also gave this facility a strong grade in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. This is better than most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade is mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

We awarded this facility just a D for our short-term care score. This is not a very good score. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this place was subpar in the two key staffing metrics we looked at. The facility supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 24 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 89.047615 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is quite a few points less than average. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.47 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
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 Stratford House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
B-
8.81%
State
B
7.42%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
A+
0.48%
State
B
3.42%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A
0.48%
State
B
3.24%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
17.05%
State
B
14.33%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
D
28.73%
State
C
31.39%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
B+
0.99%
State
B+
4.68%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Provider
C
93.7%
State
B
90.41%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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

Provider
A
9.38%
State
B-
16.38%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B-
14.41%
State
B+
21.06%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Provider
A+
0.62
State
B
1.6
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
B+
14.41
State
B-
21.06
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Memorial Healthcare System, Inc 8.62 mi
2525 Desales Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 495-2525
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Parkridge Medical Center 9.06 mi
2333 Mccallie Ave Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 894-4220
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Erlanger Medical Center 10.32 mi
975 E 3rd St Chattanooga Tennessee 37403
(423) 778-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Chi Memorial Hospital- Georgia 10.72 mi
100 Gross Crescent Circle Fort Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
(770) 874-5400
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland 16.85 mi
2305 Chambliss Ave Nw Cleveland Tennessee 37311
(423) 339-4132
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Hamilton Medical Center 18.36 mi
1200 Memorial Drive Dalton Georgia 30720
(706) 272-6105
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Kidney Center of Ooltewah-Collegedale, LLC 3.83 mi
Dialysis Stations: 28
5483 Little Debbie Pkwy Ooltewah Tennessee 37363
(423) 541-3450
Chattanooga Kidney Center 4.53 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 30
2118 Stein Drive Chattanooga Tennessee 37421
(423) 648-4900
Kidney Center of Hwy 58 5.72 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 29
4803 Hwy 58 Suite B Chattanooga Tennessee 37416
(423) 468-3178
Dci East Ridge 7.36 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
6104 North Mack Smith Rd. Chattanooga Tennessee 37412
(423) 894-8133
Kidney Center of Missionary Ridge, LLC 7.67 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 71
3810 Brainerd Road Chattanooga Tennessee 37411
(423) 486-9510
Kidney Center of North Georgia, LLC 8.29 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
102 Erlanger South Drive Ringgold Georgia 30736
(706) 820-6605
Dci Lyerly 8.92 mi
Dialysis Stations: 26
2300 East Third Street Suite A Chattanooga Tennessee 37404
(423) 698-6422
Dci Hixson 9.46 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1816 Hamill Rd. Hixson Tennessee 37343
(423) 875-0020