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Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial's website

1424 Fallbrook Drive,
Houston TX 77038

(346) 754-5070

124.66% estimated occupancy 1

Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial is in the large metropolitan area of Houston, Texas. Featuring an overall score of B+, we graded this nursing home as ranked among the top twenty nursing homes nursing homes in the city. An overall grade in this range is a good indicator of a respectable nursing home. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this facility. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has 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
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in nursing, where it received an A-. Few facilities fared better in this category. The nursing score analyzes many factors, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this nursing home also was awarded favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. 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 found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we looked at turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- for long-term care. In a long-term care environment, the 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. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 4.66% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 94.73% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Grace Care Center at Veterans Memorial, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Houston, TX

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

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