Carthage Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home in Carthage, Texas. With an overall rating of C, this looks like a middle of the pack facility. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Carthage, which is admittedly a bit below average nationally. The best part of this facility's profile was is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Carthage Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this proved to be a decent facility is it earned a favorable inspection score. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable grades. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 94.97207 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
In our next category, we gave this nursing home an F in the category of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. With its abysmal grade in this area, we were not shocked to learn this place provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
This facility's least impressive area was nursing, which is the last area we scored. It received an F in this category. Even with some decent grades in other categories, this grade is still disappointing so we felt obligated to make a note of it. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carthage Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents which experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 4.66% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 94.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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