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.
Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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.
This facility's second best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. When determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable score in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. For patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 98.83041 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was short-term care, which is the last category we assessed. In this area, we gave this nursing home a D. In crafting these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics doomed this facility's short-term care score.
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, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 29.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 89.63% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.71% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 26.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 26.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.37 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westmoreland Health and Rehabilitation Center, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Knoxville, TN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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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