Harmonee House is the only facility we found in Amherst, Texas. This facility received an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. Based on our analysis, this place likely isn't a fit for any prospective resident. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid nursing homes that had a long list of deficiencies. 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. Even with this deficiency, this place still had a relatively positive inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to note that this facility received an F for its long-term care score. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this facility an F in the category of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are important for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home.
The next area we looked at was nursing. This facility was given a poor grade of F in that area. Our nursing grade considers numerous subcategories. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harmonee House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harmonee House, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harmonee House, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harmonee House, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harmonee House, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harmonee House, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harmonee House, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harmonee House, 94.64% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harmonee House, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harmonee House, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harmonee House, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.