Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center is a senior living facility located in Goldthwaite, Texas, a city with a population of 3,550 people. This is a great facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good rating. You could definitely do much worse than this facility. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
We also want to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third best area was its short-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.
The final category we looked at was nursing. In this area, we gave this facility an acceptable grade of C. This actually ended up being this facility's least impressive area. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the number of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 94.73% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Goldthwaite Health & Rehab Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.