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Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare's website

510 Paredes Line Rd,
Brownsville TX 78521

(956) 546-5358

86.3% estimated occupancy 1

Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare is an average-sized nursing home in Brownsville, Texas. This nursing home proved to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. This actually proved to be the highest rated facility in the city. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. Its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely 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 still had positive view of this facility's inspections.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received an impressive score in our long-term care category. We gave this facility a better than average grade of B+ in that area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Another unfortunate development is the F this nursing home was given in the area of short-term care. Short-term care ratings are important for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Given its grade in this category, we were not surprised to discover that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the figures we assessed. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.9 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The final category we scored was nursing. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. This is certainly a major disappointment. Our nursing grade features several data points. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this place's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 4.81% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 94.64% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Brownsville, 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 D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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