Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center is a very-large non-profit facility in Knoxville, Tennessee. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. While there's nothing wrong with a B-, it is worth noting that Knoxville received a city grade of B+ so there are plenty of good options here. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an A+ in this category. Inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this facility a B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our better grades. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.81797 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B-. There are several subcategories within this grade. Many of these criteria are tied to staffing levels. This place provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was short-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a D in that area. Of course, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. Short-term care scores are crucial for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this place was subpar in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the data we looked at. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.14% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 88.31% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 74.44% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Scores for Knoxville, 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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