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Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: DSep 20: DOct 20: DJan 21: DFeb 21: DMar 21: DApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: FJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: FNov 21: FJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: FMay 22: FJun 22: F
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3702 Cove View Blvd,
Galveston TX 77554

(409) 740-7330

40.66% estimated occupancy 1

Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston is in Galveston, Texas. Our grading system was not kind to this nursing home, as it received an overall score of F. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Galveston. The city has just one other nursing home. We were surprisingly able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Although this nursing home's overall score was terrible, it fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B for that category, which is one of our better scores. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

In our next category, we gave this nursing home a rock-bottom F in the category of short-term care. Short-term care ratings are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home was given a very poor grade of F in that area. Facilities that do not fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 73.68421 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a few points below what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 4.66% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 94.73% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • University of Texas Medical BranchAcute Care Hospitals 7.21 miles away301 University Boulevard Galveston Texas 77555Government - State(409) 772-1011

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bio-Medical Applications of Texas Inc2.87 miles away6011 Broadway St Galveston Texas 77551Dialysis Stations: 13 (409) 744-2068
  • Island Dialysis3.67 miles away5920 Broadway Galveston Texas 77551CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (409) 740-1109
  • Univ of Texas Medical Branch7.4 miles away301 University Blvd Uhc 4th Floor rm4.234 Galveston Texas 77555Dialysis Stations: 3 (409) 772-9717
  • Mainland Dialysis9.65 miles away4201 Gulf Freeway La Marque Texas 77568CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (409) 938-1678
  • Texas City Dialysis, Lp11.23 miles away3557 Palmer Hwy Texas City Texas 77590CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (409) 948-9300
  • Space City Dialysis Center LLC12.25 miles away6518 Memorial Drive Texas City Texas 77591Dialysis Stations: 17 (409) 965-0318
  • Davita Lamarque Dialysis12.6 miles away7236 Medical Center Dr Texas City Texas 77591Dialysis Stations: 16 (615) 928-3583
  • Sng - Sandcastle Dialysis Center13.68 miles away8900 Emmett F. Lowry Exp Suite 201 Texas City Texas 77591CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (409) 933-0406