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AHC Westwood

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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AHC Westwood's website

524 West Main Street,
Decaturville TN 38329

(731) 852-3591

49.22% estimated occupancy 1

AHC Westwood is an average-sized facility located in Decaturville, Tennessee. Featuring an overall rating of A, this is clearly a top-shelf facility. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also strong. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this facility received nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it received one of our highest grades in that area with a grade of A+. Our inspection ratings are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to note the fact that this nursing home received an elite grade of A in our long-term care category. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave it one of our better scores in that category, with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are vital for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the fourth area, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we gave it a B+ for that category. This completed a very impressive profile. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

AHC Westwood Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In AHC Westwood, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In AHC Westwood, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In AHC Westwood, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In AHC Westwood, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In AHC Westwood, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In AHC Westwood, 9.05% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In AHC Westwood, 89.05% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In AHC Westwood, 16.44% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In AHC Westwood, 24.2% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In AHC Westwood, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In AHC Westwood, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In AHC Westwood, 11.03 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In AHC Westwood, 73.13% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Decatur County General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.77 miles away969 Tennessee Ave S Parsons Tennessee 38363Government - Local(731) 847-3031
  • Perry Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.94 miles away2718 Squirrel Hollow Drive Linden Tennessee 37096Proprietary(931) 589-2121
  • Henderson County Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.97 miles away200 W Church St Lexington Tennessee 38351Proprietary(731) 968-1801

Nearby Dialysis

  • Lexington Dialysis16 miles away390 S. Broad Lexington Tennessee 38351Dialysis Stations: 13 (731) 968-0350
  • Dci Beech Lake17.48 miles away870 W Church Street Lexington Tennessee 38351Dialysis Stations: 7 (731) 968-2513