Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Ballinger, Texas. This city has 4,869 people. This is a well below average facility, with an overall grade of D. At the end of the day, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this facility. Finally, inspections was the only shining light in this nursing home's profile. We provide additional information on this category below.
Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility just a D for our long-term care rating and that actually turned out to be its second most favorable score. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's 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. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for our short-term care score. This is well below average in this category. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most important for individuals requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With a grade of this caliber for this area, we weren't shocked to learn that this place was well below average in several staffing areas we assess. The facility offered substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The next category we graded was nursing, which proved to be a weak spot for this nursing home. We awarded this nursing home a D in the area of nursing. Our nursing grade assesses quite a few subcategories, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 4.66% of Patients
This is the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 94.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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