Cornerstone Gardens L is a facility located in Temple, Texas, a city with a total of 72,710 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires quality marks in most areas. In fact, we ranked this nursing home as the fourth best facility in Temple. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Cornerstone Gardens L
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This score is typically a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded an impressive long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home's worst area is nursing, which is the final area we looked at. In this area, we gave this facility a D. The nursing score includes many components, but the paramount one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cornerstone Gardens L Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 4.66% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 94.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cornerstone Gardens L, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Temple, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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