Focused Care of Gilmer is a nursing home in Gilmer, Texas, a city with 21,222 people. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel overall grade based on the data we assessed. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely isn't a fit for anyone. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Focused Care of Gilmer
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility's grades are horrible across the board. We especially want to draw your attention to its inspection grade where it received an F. This isn't a good sign for its government inspection reports. When a place has this poor of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This particular facility was hit with a category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more serious categories of deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies uncovered by inspectors had potential to pose actual harm to residents. Finally, we need to point out that this facility received significant government fines in recent years amounting to more than $100,000. This often means that a facility's poor track record spanned multiple years.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to note that this nursing home received an F for its short-term care grade. Short-term care grades are critical for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Another issue was the F this facility was given in the area of long-term care. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is an above average statistic. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Moving on to our final category, this nursing home did not perform well in this area either. With a poor grade of F in nursing, this is just about as terrible as it gets. The nursing score considers numerous data points. The most important factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility offered only 0.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Focused Care of Gilmer Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 10.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 3.97% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 9.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 25.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 1.42% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 6.93% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 7.88% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 7.88% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 44.54% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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