Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is an average-sized facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. As far as we can see, this place ought to be a solid choice for most people. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed favorably in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Very few facilities fared more favorably in this category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This place provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these datapoints to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this category, which is a very poor score. This is obviously a major disappointment. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. In this facility's case, we found that it provides fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.64% 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 the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 4.66% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 94.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Whispering Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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