Bethany Senior Living is a large nursing home located in Port Lavaca, Texas. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this facility's report card was its exemplary inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Bethany Senior Living
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
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Best Nursing Home in Port Lavaca, Texas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate deficiency data for this facility. We wish we had more information about this facility. Without having access to complete deficiency related data, it was challenging to assess this facility in the area of inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a positive score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in that category. In a long-term care setting, the facility'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. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 49.50739 percent of its patients. This is slightly lower than we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next best score is short-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this category, it still performed relatively badly. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a reliable assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. With a grade in this range for this category, we weren't shocked to discover that this nursing home was below average in two of the key staffing figures we assess. It offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
The next category we looked at is nursing, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a D in that category. There are a variety of criteria included in this grade. Most of these factors reflect nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethany Senior Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethany Senior Living, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethany Senior Living, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethany Senior Living, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethany Senior Living, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethany Senior Living, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethany Senior Living, 4.84% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethany Senior Living, 93.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethany Senior Living, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethany Senior Living, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bethany Senior Living, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethany Senior Living, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethany Senior Living, 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 patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethany Senior Living, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.