Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza is one of four available facilities located in Kerrville, Texas. This is an A rated facility. This facility was given one of the highest grades we offer. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this place. This place also received consistently good grades in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing grade is primarily based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home received an elite grade of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Building on its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections. It received a nearly flawless government inspection this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a score of B+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 4.66% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 11.87 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. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Kerrville, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Kerrville, Texas has 3 other nursing homes
- Peterson Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.98 miles away551 Hill Country Drive Kerrville Texas 78028Voluntary non-profit - Private(830) 896-4200
- Kerrville Dialysis1.29 miles away515-a Granada Kerrville Texas 78028Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 257-8734