Falcon Lake Nursing Home is a small nursing home located in Zapata, Texas. This facility received an overall grade of C, which is a respectable grade. In our view, this place looks like a solid choice for most people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Falcon Lake Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next highest area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a C. Our long-term care scores are pivotal for patients needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a C. In our short-term care grade, we try to create a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we analyzed is nursing, which was this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that category. The nursing grade is based on numerous data points. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Falcon Lake Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 16.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 0.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 4.04% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 27.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 12.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 1.03% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 11.76% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 4.95% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 4.95% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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