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About Etowah Health Care Center

General Information

Legal Business NameSoutheastern Health Facilities, Inc
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareDecember 8, 2000 (16 years)
Capacity120
Residents101
Percent Occupied84%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Etowah Health Care Center

Etowah Health Care Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Tennessee Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

November 23, 2016 - 4 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

May 4, 2016 - 11 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionDispose of garbage and refuse properly.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.

March 22, 2016 - 12 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$25,850 fine
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintMake sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintAllow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.

May 13, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide or obtain dental services for each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.

December 11, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

July 9, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.

February 26, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$3,640 fine

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Etowah Health Care Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 5min
2hr 35min
ReportedExpected
CNA
50min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 30min
4hr 5min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 20min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

96.9%
96.6%
96.6%
96.6%
93.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
98.8%
98.8%
91.2%
90.1%
91.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
30.0%
40.9%
40.6%
48.5%
55.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
37.8%
39.7%
34.1%
34.9%
36.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
27.9%
24.4%
12.2%
19.6%
21.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
23.0%
15.6%
18.5%
20.5%
18.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
15.2%
19.7%
26.7%
22.4%
15.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
3.1%
5.9%
8.6%
10.3%
5.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
7.3%
4.8%
7.8%
7.7%
8.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
5.0%
3.2%
3.0%
2.9%
5.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
2.5%
3.6%
5.7%
4.9%
2.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
3.7%
7.1%
5.6%
5.5%
5.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
4.9%
7.0%
6.6%
3.3%
3.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
2.1%
4.1%
1.1%
1.0%
2.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
1.2%
1.2%
2.2%
1.1%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

93.0%
97.4%
91.2%
89.5%
81.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
70.5%
84.9%
84.9%
84.9%
80.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
73.3%
74.3%
67.4%
-
61.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
10.7%
12.3%
28.9%
36.6%
14.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.0%
0.0%
3.3%
3.7%
2.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016TN
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened