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 facility located in San Angelo, Texas, which has a population of 103,927 people. Featuring an overall rating of A+, this facility is one of the most elite facilities we looked at. Indeed, this proved to be quite a bit better than most of the nursing homes in San Angelo. Headlining this place's remarkable profile is its short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 69 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - Hospital district

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+
Historical

One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received an A+ in short-term care. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. This facility excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is generally an excellent sign. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Texas in this area with 64.3 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+
Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A+. Our nursing rating is based on a variety of datapoints. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular facility provided 5.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering falls leading to major injury, this facility performed as well as any facility the country. Avoiding serious falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses and better safety protocols are employed.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+
Historical

Continuing with its first-class performance, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-
Historical

In the final category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home completed a straight A profile. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered in addition to this nursing home's quality nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Elsie Gayer Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
C
9.09%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which sustained falls leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Provider
A-
1.6%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A-
0.81%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
8%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
B-
22.64%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B-
3.25%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
F
29.47%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels.

Provider
A
25.35%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A
1.1
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
D
25.35
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.

Provider
B
10.42
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Provider
C
63.63%
State
C
61.02%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Shannon Medical Center 0.98 mi
120 East Harris Avenue San Angelo Texas 76903
(325) 653-6741
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
San Angelo Community Medical Center 4.63 mi
3501 Knickerbocker Road San Angelo Texas 76904
(325) 949-9511
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Kidney Care Concho Valley, LLC 1.58 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
2018 Pulliam Street San Angelo Texas 76905
(325) 481-0798
Angelo Kidney Connection 3.38 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2901 Sherwood Way, Suite 100 San Angelo Texas 76901
(325) 617-2496
San Angelo Dialysis 4.64 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
3518 Knickerbocker Rd San Angelo Texas 76904
(325) 949-6035