Located in Karnes City, Texas, Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation is the lone facility we were able to find in the city. This proved to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. This nursing home seems to have some things going for it. The best part of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
696 Fm 99,
Karnes City TX 78118
38.58% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with an A+. This is a much better grade than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an B-. In computing our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provides only 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category turned out to be long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. With our long-term care rating, we assess the sheer quantity of services provided by a nursing home, along with some qualitative metrics. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.393936 percent of its patients. This facility also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was short-term care, proved to be this facility's worst area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. This really was one of the couple of dings on a very solid report card. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most critical for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we learned that this facility offers less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. 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 quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 94.64% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
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