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Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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2101 Treasure Hills Blvd,
Harlingen TX 78550

(956) 430-3100

72.33% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Harlingen, Texas, Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center is one of seven available facilities in the city. We gave this facility a strong overall rating of B+. After analyzing the other choices in Harlingen, this appears to be a better choice than many of them. Based on our ratings, this place has quite a bit going for it. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Texas badge

Top Nursing Home in Texas Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Harlingen, Texas badge

Best Nursing Home in Harlingen, Texas Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we gave it one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B+. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 87.87879 percent of its residents. This is somewhat less than we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this facility 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 number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B+. In our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The last category we graded was nursing, which was a weak spot for this facility. We gave this nursing home a D for the area of nursing, making this its worst category. We'd nevertheless suggest that you look at the bigger picture. There are a variety of factors included in this category. Most of these factors relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home offered only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that have suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 4.81% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 94.64% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Golden Palms Retirement & Health Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Harlingen, TX

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Harlingen, Texas has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Vhs Harlingen Hospital Company LLCAcute Care Hospitals 0.27 miles away2101 Pease St Harlingen Texas 78550Proprietary(956) 389-1100
  • Harlingen Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.36 miles away5501 South Expressway 77 Harlingen Texas 78550Proprietary(956) 365-1000
  • Rio Grande State CenterPsychiatric 2.77 miles away1401 Rangerville Road Harlingen Texas 78550Government - State(956) 364-8000
  • Knapp Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.61 miles away1401 East Eight Street Weslaco Texas 78596Voluntary non-profit - Private(956) 968-8567
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center- BrownsvilleAcute Care Hospitals 19.99 miles away1040 W Jefferson St Brownsville Texas 78520Proprietary(956) 544-1400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Valley Baptist Harlingen Dialysis0.14 miles away2220 Haine Drive, Suite 40 Harlingen Texas 78550CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (956) 364-2789
  • Fmc Harlingen0.29 miles away1653 Treasure Hills Blvd. Harlingen Texas 78552Dialysis Stations: 12 (956) 412-1097
  • Treasure Hills Dialysis0.31 miles away1629 Treasure Hills Blvd Suite 8 Harlingen Texas 78550Dialysis Stations: 13 (956) 364-2120
  • Harlingen Dialysis1.07 miles away4302 Sesame Drive Harlingen Texas 78550CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (956) 365-4103
  • Us Renal Care San Benito Dialysis4.05 miles away910 North Mccullough Street San Benito Texas 78586CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (956) 399-4037
  • Renal Treatment Centers of Southeast, Lp15.61 miles away1307 Cameron St Mercedes Texas 78570Dialysis Stations: 21 (956) 514-2596
  • Nri Brownsville18.52 miles away2945 Central Blvd Brownsville Texas 78520CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (956) 542-8094
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of North Brownsville18.82 miles away1900 N. Expressway, Suite E Brownsville Texas 78521CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (956) 504-5045