Falcon Lake Nursing Home is a senior living facility in Zapata, Texas, which has a total of 12,612 people. This nursing home was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor score. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Zapata. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Falcon Lake Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this place overall, we awarded it a B+ for our inspections category. This grade is much better than the nursing home's overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable area came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of C. Our long-term care grade focuses on a facility's personal care rather than the highly skilled nursing or medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second worse category is short-term care, where it received just a D in that area. This is a well below average grade. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this facility provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.
This nursing home's weakest category is nursing, which is the last category we scored. In this category, we awarded this facility a grade of D. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these data points 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, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 4.66% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 94.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falcon Lake Nursing Home, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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