Elkhart Oaks Care Center is a senior living facility in Elkhart, Texas, which has a population of 5,069 people. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. This wasn't the worse facility we graded, but we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection score. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades
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Elkhart Oaks Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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While we were not high on this place's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B+. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Surprisingly, this place received a category L deficiency, which is unexpected given its inspection grade. These are the most concerning deficiencies. This category of deficiency means inspectors identified a widespread deficiency placing patient health or safety in immediate danger. Any serious deficiency is a major concern. While other aspects of this nursing home's inspection report were favorable, we have some reservations.
Long-term Care Quality
The second best category we gave this facility in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 99.47369 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a solid grade of C. 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 highly skilled individuals. This area is more often than not a reliable measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this also affected quality of care. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. This facility received an abysmal grade of F in that area. In determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This facility offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 93.69% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elkhart Oaks Care Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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