Carechoice of Boerne is a small nursing home in Boerne, Texas. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires respectable scores in most areas. Based on our analysis, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Carechoice of Boerne
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Get pricing and details on Boerne senior living options.Get Pricing
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that category, we awarded it an A. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. After considering the volume of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Does this page answer your questions about Carechoice of Boerne?
The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality measures. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a resident more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Our last category is short-term care, in which we awarded this facility a B- in that area. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carechoice of Boerne Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carechoice of Boerne, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carechoice of Boerne, 2.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents that suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carechoice of Boerne, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carechoice of Boerne, 2.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carechoice of Boerne, 40% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carechoice of Boerne, 2.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carechoice of Boerne, 100% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carechoice of Boerne, 19.51% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carechoice of Boerne, 15.03% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Carechoice of Boerne, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carechoice of Boerne, 15.03% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carechoice of Boerne, 9.99% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Legent Orthopedic + SpineAcute Care Hospitals 16.43 miles away5330 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio Texas 78249Proprietary(717) 620-2424
- South Texas Spine and Surgical HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.8 miles away18600 North Hardy Oak Blvd San Antonio Texas 78258Government - Hospital District or Authority(210) 404-0800
- Methodist Stone Oak HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.88 miles away1139 E Sonterra Blvd, Ste 535 San Antonio Texas 78258Proprietary(210) 638-2100
- Boerne Dialysis Center1.26 miles away1369 Main Street Boerne Texas 78006Dialysis Stations: 12 (830) 249-1491
- Us Renal Care Boerne Dialysis2.07 miles away1595 South Main Suite 107 Boerne Texas 78006Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 816-3030
- Fmc San Antonio, LLC16.43 miles away5418 N Loop 1604 W Ste 120 San Antonio Texas 78249Dialysis Stations: 13 (210) 561-7879
- Innovative Dialysis Solutions at Home, Pllc17.15 miles away2795 Bulverde Rd Suite B Bulverde Texas 78163Dialysis Stations: 2 (830) 428-0524
- North Central Kidney Disease Center19.23 miles away116 Gallery Circle #102 San Antonio Texas 78258Dialysis Stations: 16 (210) 499-4003
- Stone Oak Dialysis19.42 miles away731 Carnoustie Drive #101 San Antonio Texas 78258CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (210) 403-2162
- Lockehill Kidney Disease Clinic19.79 miles away10134 Huebner Road San Antonio Texas 78240Dialysis Stations: 15 (210) 641-6000