Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center is located in San Angelo, Texas. With a bottom of the barrel overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. Keep in mind that San Angelo received a far more impressive city grade of B, so you should definitely consider other options in the city. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall score was terrible, it performed pretty well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid places that have a long list of deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we gave this nursing home a C for its long-term care score, which is not too bad of a score. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Our nursing category weighs several subcategories, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at is short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel score in this category as well. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is obviously very concerning. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more meaningful for individuals requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Considering its poor score in this area, we weren't surprised to find this place provides substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 3.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 3.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 3.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 0.31% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 11.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 34.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 4.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 16.1% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 14.15% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 14.15% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 16.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center, 62.6% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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