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Elsie Gayer Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+
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902 N Main St,
San Angelo TX 76903

(325) 655-7391

43.47% estimated occupancy 1

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.

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. We were not surprised to discover that this is substantially better than many of the facilities in the city. Headlining this place's stellar report card is its short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - Hospital district

Specialized Services

  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

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Best Nursing Home in Texas Awards 2019

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it earned an A+ in short-term care. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. With our short-term care category, we attempt to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. There are many criteria within this area. Many of these criteria reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 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 place 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

Grade: A-minus

In our final area, we awarded this facility an A+ for its long-term care rating. This completed a first-rate profile. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Elsie Gayer Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 4.81% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 94.64% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This is 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

Grade: D

In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for San Angelo, TX

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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Nearby Dialysis

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