Decatur Medical Lodge is located in Decatur, Texas, a city with a total of 15,587 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Decatur. The city has just one other nursing home. Even though this facility was awarded one reasonable category score for short-term care, which you can find more information about below.
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Decatur Medical Lodge
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Decatur Medical Lodge 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 - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the category of short-term care. We gave it a C for that category, which is a decent score. However, this was not enough to save its otherwise poor profile. Short-term care grades are typically used to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The key is determining what effect this had on the quality of care. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This nursing home earned a grade of just D in the area of inspections. Unfortunately, this was its second best score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. We suggest you pay close attention to the level of severity of the deficiencies. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility's next highest score is long-term care. However, with a D in this area, it still fared relatively badly. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.187 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
The final area we scored is nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is an abysmal grade. There are a variety of subcategories within this grade. Many of these data points are tied to nurse staffing. This facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Decatur Medical Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 17.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 5.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 10.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 18.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 4.37% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 99.59% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 19.9% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 4.71% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 4.71% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 10.49% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Decatur Medical Lodge, 89.53% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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