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The Wexford House

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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The Wexford House's website

2421 John B Dennis Highway,
Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 288-3988

64.71% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Kingsport, Tennessee, The Wexford House is one of five available nursing homes in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+, making it ranked among the top three facilities in Kingsport. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. We also gave this nursing home impressive scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. A few minor dings are not the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade is largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home received a strong short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B. In calculating these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. It doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final category we rated was long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. This facility didn't end up having any weak areas. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

The Wexford House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In The Wexford House, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In The Wexford House, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents that have experienced falls which resulted in major 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

Grade: A-minus

In The Wexford House, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Wexford House, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In The Wexford House, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In The Wexford House, 9.05% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In The Wexford House, 89.05% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In The Wexford House, 16.44% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In The Wexford House, 24.2% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Wexford House, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Wexford House, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In The Wexford House, 11.03 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In The Wexford House, 73.13% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Kingsport, TN

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Kingsport, Tennessee has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Indian Path Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.63 miles away2000 Brookside Dr Kingsport Tennessee 37660Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-1941
  • Holston Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.58 miles away130 West Ravine Road Kingsport Tennessee 37662Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 224-4000
  • Franklin Woods Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.02 miles away300 Med Tech Parkway Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 302-1120
  • Johnson City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.21 miles away400 N State of Franklin Rd Johnson City Tennessee 37604Voluntary non-profit - Private(423) 431-6111

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Kingsport0.71 miles away2002 Brookside Drive Suite 101 Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (423) 245-6464
  • Fmc West Kingsport6.35 miles away3600 Netherland Inn Road Kingsport Tennessee 37660CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (423) 230-0461
  • Tn Smokie Mountain Dialysis16.15 miles away2320 Knob Creek Road Suite 408 Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 2 (423) 232-1969
  • Fmc Johnson City16.17 miles away100 Technology Lane Johnson City Tennessee 37604Dialysis Stations: 17 (423) 929-7181
  • Fmc Bristol16.77 miles away2530 W. State St Bristol Tennessee 37620Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 764-4044
  • Davita Tennessee Valley Dial Cntr18.03 miles away107 Woodlawn Dr Suite 100 Johnson City Tennessee 37604CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (423) 926-2976