Gulf Pointe Plaza is an average-sized nursing home in Rockport, Texas. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. We flat out can't say enough good things about this nursing home. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Gulf Pointe Plaza
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility received a superb score of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next area, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we graded is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. Even though this is its lowest category score, this is still not the end of the world. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gulf Pointe Plaza Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 4.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 94.64% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gulf Pointe Plaza, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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