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. This facility did not meet our expectations in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Carthage Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
701 S Market St,
Carthage TX 75633
45.28% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A-. This is a much better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the area of short-term care, with a C. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is often a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third highest area we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a C. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.82353 percent of its residents. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Switching gears to the final area, we gave this facility a grade of D for the area of nursing. This is the facility's least impressive category rating. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carthage Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 4.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carthage Healthcare Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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