Hamilton Healthcare Center is an average-sized facility located in Hamilton, Texas. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this nursing home's profile was is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Hamilton Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
910 E Pierson St,
Hamilton TX 76531
29.34% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home was awarded strong long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our better grades in this area, with a B+. This proved to be the nursing home's second strongest score. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 97.72727 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.96 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, this facility was awarded just a D in that area. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is considered to be a fair measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. With its abysmal grade in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home offers substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
The last category we rated was nursing, which ended up being this facility's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this area. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we assess the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This place averaged just 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. To go along with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this nursing home also didn't perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This nursing home had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This could be a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, these statistics hurt this facility's nursing grade significantly.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hamilton Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 4.7% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 95.06% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hamilton Healthcare Center, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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