Continuing Care at Highland Springs is located in Dallas, Texas, which is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. This facility is among the highest-graded facilities we found. Being awarded an A+ in our grading system requires top-notch scores across the board. Dallas has quite a few nursing homes, but it is unlikely you will need to look at too many others. This one looks like a high quality option. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Continuing Care at Highland Springs
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
7910 Frankford Road,
Dallas TX 75252
92.72% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this facility earned an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem 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.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 4.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This was one of the better totals we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to providing high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in Texas in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an A+ for its short-term care score. With our short-term care category, we strive to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This place outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in this area with 68.2 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at is long-term care, where this facility received a grade of A. This completed a very impressive report card. Very few nursing homes received an A- or better in in each area we assessed. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 96.42857 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Continuing Care at Highland Springs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 4.7% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 95.06% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Continuing Care at Highland Springs, 66.67% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Dallas, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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