Alpine Terrace is one of four facilities in Kerrville, Texas. With an overall score of B, this nursing home is a quality choice. If you take a look at the other options in Kerrville, we are confident you will find this facility to be a better option than most of the facilities in the city. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home fared even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the facility's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Among its many impressive scores, this facility received an excellent nursing score. We gave it a grade of B+ in that area. Our nursing rating is primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a score of B. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, this facility received a decent short-term care grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpine Terrace Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpine Terrace, 7.94% 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, 3.28% 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, 1.64% 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, 11.75% 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, 22.77% 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, 4.66% 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, 94.73% 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, 17.29% Percentage 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, 18.08% Percentage 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, 1.58 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, 18.08 Percentage 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, 11.87 Percentage 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, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Kerrville, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Kerrville, Texas has 3 other nursing homes
- Peterson Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.79 miles away551 Hill Country Drive Kerrville Texas 78028Voluntary non-profit - Private(830) 896-4200
- Hill Country Memorial Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.4 miles away1020 South State Highway 16 Fredericksburg Texas 78624Voluntary non-profit - Private(830) 997-4353
- Kerrville Dialysis2.79 miles away515-a Granada Kerrville Texas 78028Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 257-8734