Nursing Homes in Knoxville, TN- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of March 10, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The City Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Knoxville
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on March 10, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Knoxville has a total of 32 active skilled nursing facilities and 3,913 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Knoxville of 586,048, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 149.77 persons in Knoxville. There were 2,783 residents in nursing homes as March 10, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 71.12 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Knoxville has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Knoxville and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.71 0.58 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 1.88 2.04 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 1.03 1.11 / 0.88
All Staff 3.62 3.73 / 3.79

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for Tennessee.

COVID-19 Infections in Knoxville Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Knoxville there were a total of 22 new cases and 22 new deaths among residents for the week ending March 10, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Knoxville

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Knoxville Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Knoxville, TN. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Knoxville

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Knoxville based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Fort Sanders Tcu
1901 CLINCH AVE
KNOXVILLE, TN
0.00
Jefferson City Health and Rehab Center
283 W BROADWAY BLVD
JEFFERSON CITY, TN
2.67
Senator Ben Atchley State Veterans' Home
ONE VETERANS WAY
KNOXVILLE, TN
1.33
Andersonville Tn Opco LLC
3382 ANDERSONVILLE HIGHWAY
ANDERSONVILLE, TN
18.00
River Grove Health and Rehabilitation
1520 GROVE ST BOX 190
LOUDON, TN
13.33
Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center
3916 BOYDS BRIDGE PIKE
KNOXVILLE, TN
10.67
Island Home Park Health and Rehab
1758 HILLWOOD DRIVE
KNOXVILLE, TN
6.67
Life Care Center of Jefferson City
336 WEST OLD ANDREW JOHNSON HWY
JEFFERSON CITY, TN
8.00
Shannondale of Maryville Health Care Center
803 SHANNONDALE WAY
MARYVILLE, TN
17.33
Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center
415 CATLETT RD
SEVIERVILLE, TN
11.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Knoxville based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Willow Ridge Center
215 RICHARDSON WAY
MAYNARDVILLE, TN
36.67
Asbury Place at Maryville
2648 SEVIERVILLE RD
MARYVILLE, TN
426.00
Beverly Park Place Health and Rehab
5321 BEVERLY PARK CIRCLE
KNOXVILLE, TN
36.00
/
Creekview Health and Rehabilitation
3300 BROADWAY NE
KNOXVILLE, TN
58.67
Diversicare of Oak Ridge
100 ELMHURST DR
OAK RIDGE, TN
327.83
Fairpark Health and Rehabilitation
307 N FIFTH ST BOX 5477
MARYVILLE, TN
118.50
/
West Hills Health and Rehab
6801 MIDDLEBROOK PIKE
KNOXVILLE, TN
22.67
Serene Manor Medical Ctr.
970 WRAY ST
KNOXVILLE, TN
586.00
Summit View of Rocky Top
204 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD
ROCKY TOP, TN
122.33
/
Smoky Mountain Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Cente
415 COLE DRIVE
PIGEON FORGE, TN
235.67

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