Carechoice of Boerne is a small government-owned facility located in Boerne, Texas. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires respectable scores in most areas. This is one of the three best nursing homes in the city. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Carechoice of Boerne
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we graded this facility so favorably is that it received a favorable long-term care score. In fact, long-term care ended up being its second best category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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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 B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. Our nursing score assesses a handful of subcategories, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, while this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in that category. With our short-term care assessment, we strive to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. 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.
Carechoice of Boerne Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carechoice of Boerne, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carechoice of Boerne, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carechoice of Boerne, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carechoice of Boerne, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carechoice of Boerne, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carechoice of Boerne, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carechoice of Boerne, 94.73% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carechoice of Boerne, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carechoice of Boerne, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Carechoice of Boerne, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carechoice of Boerne, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Boerne, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- 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 A-minus
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