Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is an average-sized government-owned nursing home located in Falfurrias, Texas. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires quality marks in most areas. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it was awarded a dominant long-term care score. In fact, long-term care turned out to be its second highest category score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. 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 an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility was given its next most favorable category grade in the area of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this category, which is a respectable grade. In determining these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
The final area we rated is nursing, is this facility's worst area. We awarded this facility a D in that area. This is one of the couple of weak points in an otherwise strong profile. There are a variety of factors within this area. Many of these subcategories are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. While this nursing home's nursing hours were below average, it actually surprised us in a few of the qualitative statistics in this category. In particular, we were pleased to find that its residents appear to be suffering fewer pressure ulcers than most nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 4.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 6.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. More frequent bathing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 7.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 21.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2.6% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 99.4% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 14.39% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 9.55% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 9.55% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 15.62% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gulf Shores Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 66.93% of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
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