Amarillo Center for Skilled Care is located in Amarillo, Texas. With an overall grade of D, this is a well below average facility. This place seems to have very little working in its favor. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Amarillo Center for Skilled Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. You should especially avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies associated with risks to resident well being. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of short-term care, this facility received just a D in that category. Sadly, this wound up being its second best grade. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Given its score in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next best score is long-term care. As it turns out, with a D in this category, it still fared relatively poorly. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a bad sign for resident care and it may mean that the nursing home is not as well-staffed. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 91.0891 percent of its patients for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
The next category we scored was nursing. This facility received a poor grade of F in that area. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This facility offered a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Amarillo Center for Skilled Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents which have sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 4.81% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 94.64% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Amarillo, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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