Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation is a large nursing home located in San Antonio, Texas. With an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. Indeed, we thought highly enough of this nursing home to rate it ahead of most of the nursing homes in San Antonio. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Inspection grades are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without the deficiency data for this nursing home, it ended up being a challenge to fully evaluate it in the inspections category.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Short-term care grades are critical for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last measure we considered in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. The nursing rating consists of many datapoints, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this facility's worst category. This is nevertheless not a bad grade. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the quantity of care provided by a facility, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.93048 percent of its patients. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 4.66% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 94.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harbor Valley Health and Rehabilitation, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for San Antonio, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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