Grace Hill Nursing Center is a nursing home located in Hughes Springs, Texas, which has a total of 4,804 people. This facility was awarded an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor rating. In our view, we'd struggle to recommend this nursing home. The only positive thing we can really say about this nursing home is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Grace Hill Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Note: Grace Hill Nursing Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall grade is not a highlight, it actually received a somewhat respectable grade in the category of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that area, which is a decent score. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Nursing grades are mostly associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, while this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable area ended up being its short-term care score, where it received a B-. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care. We gave this facility a B- in that area. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations 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.
Grace Hill Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for treating several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 4.84% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.