Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center is one of just a few available facilities located in Waverly, Tennessee. With an overall score of B-, this looks like a solid facility. Based on our assessment, this place ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility an impressive grade of A- in the short-term care category. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is frequently a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In addition, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it earned an B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection grades are based on many items found on the a nursing home's inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was long-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. This is obviously a major concern. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is often a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated a relatively low 81.29032 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term residents who have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 9.05% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 89.05% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Waverly Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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