Edgewater Care Center is a large nursing home located in Kerrville, Texas. Our rating scheme was not very kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall grade of F. Based on our analysis, this place probably isn't a good fit for anyone. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Edgewater Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Edgewater Care Center 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
Neither this facility's overall grade nor its category grades gave us much to write home about. Its best category was long-term care, but even there we gave it a grade of just D. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.86685 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. Our nursing score is based on several components, but the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Unfortunately, this nursing home received a lowly F for its inspection grade. For places with bad inspection grades, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This particular nursing home had 2 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in this area. In calculating these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Based on its score in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Edgewater Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Edgewater Care Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Edgewater Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Edgewater Care Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Edgewater Care Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Edgewater Care Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Edgewater Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Edgewater Care Center, 93.69% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Edgewater Care Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Edgewater Care Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Edgewater Care Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Edgewater Care Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Edgewater Care Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Edgewater Care Center, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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