Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza is one of just a couple available facilities located in Kerrville, Texas. This proved to be an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the highest grades we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. We really can not say enough favorable things about this place. This place also received very consistent scores in all four of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Best Nursing Home in Kerrville, Texas Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Texas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kerrville, Texas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kerrville, Texas Awards 2021
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received an A+ in short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are probably most critical for individuals requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Nursing scores are mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was strong in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of facilities performed better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not 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. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Wrapping up its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed a high level in inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best scores in that category with a B+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
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, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 4.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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