Granite Mesa Health Center is a nursing home located in Marble Falls, Texas, a city with a total of 17,553 people. This is a fine facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. In our view, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Granite Mesa Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't look like we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received a first-rate long-term care grade. We awarded them an impressive strong of A- in this category. Facilities that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the pack grade in the category of short-term care, where it received a B-. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is generally a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. Our nursing score includes numerous factors. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat alarming figure as it is well below the national average. Lastly, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this subcategory.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Granite Mesa Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which are given antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 93.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Granite Mesa Health Center, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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