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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. 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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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Nutritional Counseling


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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

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.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A-minus

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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Elsie Gayer Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: B-minus

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

Grade: B

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

Grade: A

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

Grade: F

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

Grade: A

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.


Grade: A-minus

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

Grade: D

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

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: D

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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Shannon Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.98 miles away120 East Harris Avenue San Angelo Texas 76903Voluntary non-profit - Private(325) 653-6741
  • San Angelo Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.63 miles away3501 Knickerbocker Road San Angelo Texas 76904Proprietary(325) 949-9511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care Concho Valley, LLC1.58 miles away2018 Pulliam Street San Angelo Texas 76905Dialysis Stations: 24 (325) 481-0798
  • Angelo Kidney Connection3.38 miles away2901 Sherwood Way, Suite 100 San Angelo Texas 76901Dialysis Stations: 12 (325) 617-2496
  • San Angelo Dialysis4.64 miles away3518 Knickerbocker Rd San Angelo Texas 76904Dialysis Stations: 12 (325) 949-6035