Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized government-owned facility in Seguin, Texas. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some respectable scores. You could certainly do worse than this place. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. For patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Next we looked at nursing grades, where this nursing home received an F, which is a rock bottom grade. This area was definitely not a strength for this facility. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our next area, this facility did not perform well. Due to a poor grade of F in short-term care, this was this facility's weakest category. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for those in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical nursing home. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
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, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Walnut Springs Health & Rehabilitation, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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