Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized government-owned facility in Seguin, Texas. With a really poor overall grade of F, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in Seguin. This facility's only redeeming feature is its inspection score, which you can find more information on below.
Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this nursing home a horrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. This facility was assessed 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our long-term care rating and that actually wound up as its second highest category. For patients in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 99.55947 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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In addition, we gave this facility an F in the area of nursing care. Nursing ratings are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care, in which this facility received a very poor grade in this category also. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this category, which is definitely somewhat alarming. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With its weak grade in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this facility offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.7 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that have experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients that have experienced a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 4.66% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 94.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Seguin, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of F
- Nurse Rating has a grade of F
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of F
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Seguin, Texas has 4 other nursing homes
- Guadalupe Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.24 miles away1215 E Court St Seguin Texas 78155Voluntary non-profit - Other(830) 379-2411
- Resolute Health HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.62 miles away555 Creekside Xing, New Braunfels Texas 78130Proprietary(469) 839-6778
- Central Texas Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.17 miles away1301 Wonder World Drive San Marcos Texas 78666Voluntary non-profit - Private(512) 753-3690
- Ascension Seton Edgar B DavisCritical Access Hospitals 18.9 miles away130 Hays Street Luling Texas 78648Voluntary non-profit - Private(830) 875-7000
- Seguin Dialysis1.34 miles away618 E Court St Seguin Texas 78155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 372-2521
- Fresenius Medical Care of West Seguin1.92 miles away757 West Court Seguin Texas 78155CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (830) 379-1801
- New Braunfels Kidney Disease Clinic12.82 miles away1561 Ih 35 North New Braunfels Texas 78130Dialysis Stations: 18 (830) 606-0333
- New Braunfels Dialysis13.18 miles away798 Generations Drive New Braunfels Texas 78130CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (830) 629-2848
- Nna San Marcos18.01 miles away1340 Wonder World Drive Suite 4100 San Marcos Texas 78666CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (512) 878-2420
- Rsa Schertz19.67 miles away5000 Baptist Health Dr Suite 124 Schertz Texas 78154Dialysis Stations: 16 (210) 659-6070