Cherokee Trails Nursing Home is one of just a couple available nursing homes located in Rusk, Texas. Our rating scheme was not kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. At the end of the day, you'd be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Cherokee Trails Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Cherokee Trails Nursing Home has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we graded this nursing home incredibly poorly overall, it received a decent short-term care score this year. We gave it a C in that category. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a solid assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to discover that this facility received a somewhat respectable long-term care grade in our assessment. We gave it a grade of C in that category. For patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.05882 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. The nursing grade weighs several datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were far below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Turning the final category of inspections, this nursing home had an abysmal showing. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection rating. This happens to be our most heavily weighted category in our scoring system. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection rating. We would scrutinize the severity of those deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 7 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cherokee Trails Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 5.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 3.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 4.55% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 15.52% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 36.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 97.47% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 14.65% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 15.45% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 15.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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