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 solid scores in most areas. You can certainly do much worse than this place. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Focused Care at Linden
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
In addition to faring well overall, this facility earned nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's above average category scores came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our more positive scores in that area, with a grade of B. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing scores are mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a very good short-term care rating this year, with a grade of B-. While this is not as elite as some of its other scores, this remains a decent rating in this area. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most meaningful for individuals needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients 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 residents are able to return home so this figure is 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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Focused Care at Linden, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Focused Care at Linden, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Focused Care at Linden, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Focused Care at Linden, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Focused Care at Linden, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Focused Care at Linden, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Focused Care at Linden, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Focused Care at Linden, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Focused Care at Linden, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Focused Care at Linden, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Focused Care at Linden, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Focused Care at Linden, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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