Focused Care at Linden is the lone nursing home located in Linden, Texas. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some decent scores. You can certainly do worse than this place. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Focused Care at Linden
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave them a B in that area, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.28571 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. The nursing rating considers a number of factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care, proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a D in that category. This really was one of the few weak points in a quality report card. In computing these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. It appears that this facility was below average in several staffing metrics we focus on. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Focused Care at Linden Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Focused Care at Linden, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Focused Care at Linden, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Focused Care at Linden, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Focused Care at Linden, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Focused Care at Linden, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Focused Care at Linden, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Focused Care at Linden, 94.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Focused Care at Linden, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Focused Care at Linden, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Focused Care at Linden, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Focused Care at Linden, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Focused Care at Linden, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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