Wood Village is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Sweetwater, Tennessee. It looks like this nursing home is one of the better nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires high-end scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
520 Old Highway 68,
Sweetwater TN 37874
67.86% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Sweetwater, Tennessee Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Tennessee Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Sweetwater, Tennessee Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this nursing home is that it was given a favorable long-term care score. In fact, this proved to be its second best category grade. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing rating weighs several subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Tennessee in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care. We gave this facility one of our higher scores in this category, with a grade of B. While this was not as high as some of this nursing home's other grades, it is still a fine grade. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. 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. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wood Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wood Village, 8.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients 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 Wood Village, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wood Village, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wood Village, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wood Village, 29.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wood Village, 9.14% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wood Village, 88.31% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wood Village, 17.11% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wood Village, 20.35% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Wood Village, 1.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wood Village, 20.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wood Village, 11.68 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wood Village, 74.44% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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