Cherokee Trails Nursing Home is one of just a couple available nursing homes located in Rusk, Texas. Sporting an overall grade of C, this is a decent nursing home. This place has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Cherokee Trails Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's inspection score exceeded its overall score. This facility earned a B in this area, which is one of our better grades. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable short-term care grade. As a matter of fact, we gave it a B in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of B-. In crafting our long-term care ratings, we look at the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. This nursing home was able to keep 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.
The next category we analyzed is nursing. We gave it a C in this category. This is a decent grade in this area. Nursing scores are mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this subcategory. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning patients more often.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that had falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term care patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 94.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cherokee Trails Nursing Home, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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