Alpine Terrace is one of only two facilities located in Kerrville, Texas. Featuring an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. This nursing home doesn't seem to have much going for it. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Included in this facility's litany of rock-bottom grades was its F in the area of long-term care. For residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility an F in the area of short-term care. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. With a score this poor for this category, we were not shocked to discover this facility was below average in multiple staffing metrics we assess. In fact, it provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
The next category we assessed is nursing, where this nursing home received a rock bottom score in this area also. It received an abysmal F in this category, which is definitely very concerning. Our nursing grade includes numerous data points. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home offered only 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpine Terrace Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpine Terrace, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Terrace, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Terrace, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Terrace, 5.66% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Terrace, 43.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Terrace, 6.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Terrace, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Terrace, 10.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Terrace, 15.45% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Alpine Terrace, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Terrace, 15.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpine Terrace, 8.13% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Terrace, 72.15% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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