Located in Harlingen, Texas, Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center is one of a mere three nursing homes in this city. This is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. Based on our analysis, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Texas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Harlingen, Texas Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this facility's list of accomplishments, it also was given a first-rate short-term care score. We gave them an elite grade of A- in this area. In determining our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is long-term care. This facility received a very positive long-term care score, with a grade of B+ in the category. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Switching gears to our last category, this facility really did not fare well. With a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this was clearly this facility's poorest category grade. The nursing rating weighs a handful of factors, but the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents who experienced a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients which experienced urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used to treat several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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