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 third of all facilities in the United States. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Grace Hill Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
215 Fm 161 Business South,
Hughes Springs TX 75656
43.18% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't 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
We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility was awarded a dominant grade of A in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Our short-term care ratings are critical for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The next area we scored was nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. Although this proved to be its lowest category grade, this is nevertheless not the end of the world. We weighed the licensure of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our grade in this area. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, while this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 4.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 94.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 1.67 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 Grace Hill Nursing Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Hill Nursing Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.