Amarillo Center for Skilled Care

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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6641 W Amarillo Blvd,
Amarillo TX 79106

(806) 352-8800

60.73% estimated occupancy 1

Amarillo Center for Skilled Care is in Amarillo, Texas. With an overall score of C, this is a middle of the pack facility. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Amarillo, which is a B-. This facility did not meet our expectations in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. More information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A-. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

We also gave this facility an impressive grade in short-term care. This nursing home received a B in this area, which happens to be one of our more impressive scores. Short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. This place performed as well as just about any facility in Texas in this metric with 63 percent of its patients returning home. At most nursing homes, less than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

As it turns out, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its long-term care score, which is not a very good score. Facilities that do not fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 88.0829 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at limiting hospitalizations. Although it had 2.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score wasn't as bad due to it having some more complicated patients. This was its best score in this category

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The final category we looked at is nursing, which is a low point for this facility. We gave this facility a grade of D in the area of nursing. When calculating a facility's nursing score, we look at the number of hours nurses commit to patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This place offered only 2.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. On top of receiving below average marks for total nursing hours, this place was less impressive in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at in calculating our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and found that this nursing home was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Amarillo Center for Skilled Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 4.7% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 95.06% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 17.37% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 17.98% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 66.67% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.

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-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Amarillo, Texas has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Baptist St Anthony's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.53 miles away1600 Wallace Blvd Amarillo Texas 79106Proprietary(806) 212-2000
  • Northwest Texas HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.66 miles away1501 S Coulter St Amarillo Texas 79106Voluntary non-profit - Private(806) 354-1110
  • Quail Creek Surgical HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.87 miles away6819 Plum Creek Amarillo Texas 79124Proprietary(806) 354-6100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Us Renal Care Amarillo Dialysis0.66 miles away1915 S Coulter Street Suite 200 Amarillo Texas 79106Dialysis Stations: 16 (806) 355-3310
  • Fresenius Medical Care Amarillo High Plains0.72 miles away5920 Amarillo Blvd West Amarillo Texas 79106CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (806) 353-9182
  • Fmc Crown of Texas1.08 miles away1805 Point West Parkway Suite 200 Amarillo Texas 79124CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (806) 418-2690
  • Amarillo Dialysis5.48 miles away8604 South Coulter Street Amarillo Texas 79119CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (806) 358-0051

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