With an address in Wharton, Texas, Avalon Place Wharton is the sole nursing home we found in the city. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of F. This nursing home is about as bad as it gets. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this nursing home received a decent grade in the area of long-term care. We provide more information on this category below.
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Avalon Place Wharton
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home's second best category is long-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this area, it still fared relatively badly. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 93.38843 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
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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. The nursing rating includes a number of factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth category, this nursing home really didn't perform well here either. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is about as bad as it gets. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. With its score in this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Place Wharton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Place Wharton, 5.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Place Wharton, 1.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients who experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Place Wharton, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents that had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Place Wharton, 17.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Place Wharton, 27.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Place Wharton, 2.28% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Place Wharton, 89% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Place Wharton, 14.09% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Place Wharton, 9.24% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Avalon Place Wharton, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Place Wharton, 9.24% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Place Wharton, 10.61% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Place Wharton, 76.72% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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