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.
Edgewater Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 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.
- 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
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 97.94118 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 nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. When a facility has this bad of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. When computing a facility's nursing score, we consider the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care. This facility received a rock bottom grade of F in that area. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is considered to be a meaningful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Considering its score in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Edgewater Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Edgewater Care Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Edgewater Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Edgewater Care Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Edgewater Care Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Edgewater Care Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Edgewater Care Center, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Edgewater Care Center, 94.64% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Edgewater Care Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Edgewater Care Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Edgewater Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Edgewater Care Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Edgewater Care Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Edgewater Care Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Kerrville, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Kerrville, Texas has 3 other nursing homes
- Peterson Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.97 miles away551 Hill Country Drive Kerrville Texas 78028Voluntary non-profit - Private(830) 896-4200
- Kerrville Dialysis0.75 miles away515-a Granada Kerrville Texas 78028Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 257-8734