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 very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this facility's list of accomplishments, it also was given a very favorable long-term care score. We awarded them a strong strong of A in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.42197 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. In computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a low total compared with most other nursing homes. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in the area of short-term care, rendering this the facility's least impressive category grade. Our short-term care grade is typically used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. In this place's case, it looks like it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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, 2.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.61% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 25.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.97% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 98.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 25.32% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 10.43% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 10.43% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 5.57% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehabilitation, 36.6% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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