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 actually the best facility in San Angelo. Headlining this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Nutritional Counseling
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to direct your attention to the fact that this facility performed remarkably in our short-term care category. We gave them a dominant grade of A+ in this category. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the number of hours those nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is long-term care, where this facility received an A. This finished off a very impressive report card. Very few nursing homes received an A- or higher in all four categories. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elsie Gayer Health Care Center, 22.77% 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, 4.66% 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, 94.73% 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, 17.29% Percentage 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, 18.08% Percentage 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, 1.58 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, 18.08 Percentage 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, 11.87 Percentage 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, 66.73% Percentage 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.
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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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