Elsie Gayer Health Care Center is a small government-owned nursing home in San Angelo, Texas. This facility is among the best facilities we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our grading system requires top-notch marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the nation. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its short-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Elsie Gayer Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2019 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Elsie Gayer Health Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Nutritional Counseling
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Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care grade is often used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. This was one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. There are a number of factors within this category. Most of these subcategories are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our fourth category, this facility also performed well in the long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A- in that category. This completed truly elite report card. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elsie Gayer Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 1.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 0.81% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which had UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 22.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 3.25% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 100% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 29.47% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 25.35% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 25.35% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 10.42% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 63.63% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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