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Grace Hill Nursing Center

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Grace Hill Nursing Center's website

215 Fm 161 Business South,
Hughes Springs TX 75656

(903) 639-2561

42.6% estimated occupancy 1

Grace Hill Nursing Center is a nursing home located in Hughes Springs, Texas, which has a total of 4,804 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is a high-end grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the country. We also gave this nursing home strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Nursing homes that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this facility also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a score of B. Short-term care grades are crucial for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The next area we graded is nursing. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher scores in this category, with a B. While this wasn't on par with a few of this facility's other scores, it is still a fine score. Our nursing score consists of a handful of components, however, the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Grace Hill Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 4.66% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 94.73% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.