Beacon Hill is a large nursing home located in Denison, Texas. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a decent grade. In a city without an elite selection of nursing homes, we found that this nursing home was better than the average facility in the city. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively minor. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an impressive grade in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B+ in this category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a decent grade of C. Short-term care grades are often employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The last category we rated is nursing, is this facility's worst area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This was one of the couple of weak points in a strong profile. Our nursing score is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This place offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Beacon Hill Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Beacon Hill, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beacon Hill, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that had a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beacon Hill, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients which experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beacon Hill, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beacon Hill, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beacon Hill, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beacon Hill, 94.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beacon Hill, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beacon Hill, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Beacon Hill, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beacon Hill, 18.08 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 Beacon Hill, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beacon Hill, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Denison, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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