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. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Focused Care of Gilmer
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in categories J through L. This tells you inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to place resident safety or health in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its long-term care rating, which happens to be one of its better category scores. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.354836 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development is the F this nursing home was given in the category of short-term care. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is often a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home provides significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
The last category we scored was nursing. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is a bottom of the barrel score. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in determining our grade in this category. This particular facility averaged just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This number is significantly below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be 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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 4.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 94.64% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 16.36 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: ER Visits
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Focused Care of Gilmer, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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