Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare is an average-sized nursing home located in Brownsville, Texas. We gave this facility a solid overall rating of C. As As it turns out, it is actually ranked among the three highest graded nursing homes in Brownsville. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
510 Paredes Line Rd,
Brownsville TX 78521
83.4% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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. Based on this, we had a generally positive view of this facility's recent inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable grade in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in that area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 1.4 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
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This facility earned a very good nursing grade this year as well. It earned one of our better grades in that area with a grade of F. Our nursing rating is based on several subcategories, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This facility offered only 3.1 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is not a very impressive figure. To go along with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this place had really bad scores in many of the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. For starters, we looked at the percentage of residents sustaining falls leading to major injury. This place was at more than 150 percent of the national average in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's weakest area was short-term care, which is the last area we scored. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area. Even with some acceptable grades in other categories, this score is still of a concern so we wanted to make sure you are aware. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 42.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 4.7% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 95.06% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 66.67% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Brownsville, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- 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 F
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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