West Tn Transitional Care
597 West Forest Avenue, Jackson TN 38301 · (731) 300-4800 · 93.13% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
West Tn Transitional Care is a small nursing home located in Jackson, Tennessee. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the very best grade. We were not surprised to discover that this is quite a bit better than many of the nursing homes in the city. Finally, this wound up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of performing well overall, this facility also received nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A+. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. We were not able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be awarded several A+ category scores. In our short-term care score, we strive to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This facility is markedly above average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse hours available to its residents. In fact, it offered approximately 50% more care per resident from both of these care providers than the average nursing home provided. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Tennessee in this area with 61.9 percent of its residents returning home. For most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Building on its strong resume, this facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. It does not appear that this facility submitted information about vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility was given a very strong nursing grade. We awarded it an A- in this category, rounding out a straight A profile. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This place provides an incredible 5.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
West Tn Transitional Care Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better