Elkhart Oaks Care Center is a senior living facility in Elkhart, Texas, which has a population of 5,069 people. We gave this nursing home a bottom of the barrel overall score based on the data we looked at. This facility is really as bad as it gets. Surprisingly, we were able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.
Elkhart Oaks Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually performed well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, this place was hit with a category L deficiency, which was unexpected given its inspection grade. This category of deficiency means inspectors identified a widespread deficiency placing resident health or safety in immediate jeopardy. Even a single deficiency in this category is concerning. While other aspects of this nursing home's inspection report were favorable, we have some reservations.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the category of long-term care, this facility was given a grade of just D in this area. Sadly, this wound up being one of its better features. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.45055 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this nursing home an F in the area of short-term care. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is frequently a solid assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Given its grade in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility 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.
The next area we rated was nursing, in which this nursing home received a rock bottom grade in this category as well. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this area, which is obviously a major concern. When computing our nursing scores, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elkhart Oaks Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 4.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 94.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elkhart Oaks 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. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
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