Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home is a large government-owned facility located in Mcallen, Texas. Featuring an overall score of B-, this is a solid facility. In a city without an elite selection of nursing homes, we found that this facility proved to be better than the average nursing home in Mcallen. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We awarded this nursing home an A- for our long-term care score. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.85246 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. This facility was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.12 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than the average nursing home.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it received an B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. 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.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our rating in this category. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed a few nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these subcategories. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area. This is typically a reliable indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

F
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Historical

Moving on to the next category, this nursing home really didn't fare well. Due to a poor grade of F in short-term care, this is this facility's poorest area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provides fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. The last item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 19.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A
3.83%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
3.93%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.

Provider
A
0.5%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B
12.56%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A+
7.3%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
B
98.18%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
A
7.8%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
C
12.33%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Provider
B+
1.43
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
A-
12.33
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.22
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Rio Grande Regional Hospital 0.61 mi
101 E Ridge Rd Mcallen Texas 78503
(956) 632-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance 5.17 mi
5501 South Mccoll Edinburg Texas 78539
(956) 362-8677
Acute Care Hospitals
Physician
Cornerstone Regional Hospital 5.95 mi
2302 Cornerstone Boulevard Edinburg Texas 78539
(956) 618-4444
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Mission Regional Medical Center 5.98 mi
900 South Bryan Road Mission Texas 78572
(956) 323-9000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
South Texas Health System 6.27 mi
1102 W Trenton Road Edinburg Texas 78539
(956) 632-4484
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Knapp Medical Center 15.31 mi
1401 East Eight Street Weslaco Texas 78596
(956) 968-8567
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Valley Dialysis of Mcallen 0.34 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
2000 S. Cynthia Street Mcallen Texas 78503
(956) 994-3374
Usrc Mcallen Dialysis 0.57 mi
Dialysis Stations: 28
1301 East Ridge Road Suite C Mcallen Texas 78503
(956) 668-8484
Driscoll Children's Valley Dialysis Center 0.61 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
1120 East Ridge Road Mcallen Texas 78503
(956) 688-1220
Dialysis Care of Mcallen 1.01 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 32
411 Lindberg Avenue Mcallen Texas 78501
(956) 687-6701
Egonsa Dialysis, LLC 1.39 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
2500 South Jackson Rd Mcallen Texas 78503
(956) 664-8251
Fresenius Medical Care River Valley Clinic 1.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
433 W Sam Houston Blvd Pharr Texas 78577
(956) 283-0646
Fresenius Medical Care Mcallen 2.1 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 37
1325 East Quebec Mcallen Texas 78503
(956) 682-1259
Fresenius Medical Care Edinburg Kidney Center 5.36 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
5406 South Jackson Road Edinburg Texas 78539
(956) 668-1208