Autumn Leaves is located in Dallas, Texas. This city is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation with has a population of 1,263,321 people. Sporting an overall rating of A, this is clearly a top-shelf facility. Even in a city featuring 18 other nursing homes, this facility stands out. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its long-term care grade. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this nursing home was given a top-shelf score of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more critical for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Lastly, we wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them a B+ in this category. This wraps up a very strong report card for this facility. Our inspection ratings are based on several data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Leaves Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Leaves, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Leaves, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Leaves, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Leaves, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Leaves, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Leaves, 4.84% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Leaves, 93.69% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Leaves, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Leaves, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Leaves, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Leaves, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Leaves, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Dallas, 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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