Franklin Nursing Home is an average-sized government-owned facility in Franklin, Texas. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some decent scores. You could certainly do worse than this facility. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Franklin Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. This is far better than the facility's overall grade. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is definitely a great sign for this nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's better category grades came in the area of long-term care. This wound up being its second best category. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinates 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of short-term care, this nursing home received a grade of just D in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. With a score in this range for this category, we were not stunned to find this nursing home was below average in several staffing figures we looked at. The facility provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
This nursing home's weakest category is nursing, which is the last category we looked at. For this area, we gave this facility a D. Our nursing score includes several subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. In addition to its subpar nursing hour totals, this facility received poor marks in several of the quality-based measures we considered in calculating our nursing ratings. We found that more of this nursing home's residents experienced falls leading to major injury.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Franklin Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Franklin Nursing Home, 1.12% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franklin Nursing Home, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franklin Nursing Home, 0.55% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franklin Nursing Home, 2.86% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franklin Nursing Home, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franklin Nursing Home, 3.19% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franklin Nursing Home, 98.57% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franklin Nursing Home, 18.03% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franklin Nursing Home, 2.64% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Franklin Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franklin Nursing Home, 2.64% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Franklin Nursing Home, 4.79% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
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