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Avalon Place Wharton

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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1405 Valhalla Dr,
Wharton TX 77488

(979) 532-1244

54.5% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Wharton, Texas, Avalon Place Wharton is one of a mere two facilities there. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of F. This nursing home is just about as bad as it gets. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this facility earned a decent score in the area of long-term care. We provide more information about this category below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: C

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent danger to patient health or safety. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the category of short-term care, this nursing home was given just a D in that area. As it turns out, this proved to be its second best grade. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is considered to be a meaningful assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. Our nursing grade assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. 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. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we rated was long-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area, which is a poor grade. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 80.59071 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Avalon Place Wharton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Avalon Place Wharton, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Avalon Place Wharton, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Avalon Place Wharton, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Avalon Place Wharton, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Avalon Place Wharton, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Avalon Place Wharton, 4.81% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Avalon Place Wharton, 94.64% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Avalon Place Wharton, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Avalon Place Wharton, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Avalon Place Wharton, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Avalon Place Wharton, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Avalon Place Wharton, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • El Campo Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.96 miles away303 Sandy Corner Rd El Campo Texas 77437Voluntary non-profit - Private(979) 578-5251

Nearby Dialysis

  • Wharton Kidney Center1.32 miles away103 West Ahl Dag Street Wharton Texas 77488Dialysis Stations: 25 (979) 282-8484
  • Wharton Dialysis Care2.02 miles away205 N Alabama Road Wharton Texas 77488Dialysis Stations: 17 (979) 532-0012
  • El Campo Dialysis12.97 miles away307 Sandy Corner Road El Campo Texas 77437CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (979) 543-8200