Harmonee House is a small facility located in Amherst, Texas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A score in this range typically indicates some concerning datapoints. Based on our ratings, this facility may not be a great fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this facility highly overall, we want to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. 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. In spite of this deficiency, this place still received a relatively favorable report.
Short-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our short-term care score and that actually ended up being its second most respectable category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. With its grade in this category, we were not stunned to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we looked at. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
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We were surprised to find that this facility also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an D for that category, which is one of our best grades. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This place averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that category. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harmonee House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harmonee House, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harmonee House, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harmonee House, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harmonee House, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harmonee House, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harmonee House, 4.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harmonee House, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harmonee House, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harmonee House, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harmonee House, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.