Heartland of San Antonio is located in San Antonio, Texas. This city is one of the most densely populated cities in the nation with has a population of 1,585,405 people. With an overall score of B, this appears to be a fine nursing home. If you take a look at the other options in San Antonio, we suspect you will find this facility to be a better option than most of the facilities in the city. Fortunately, this place did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Heartland of San Antonio
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, this facility was assessed a category L deficiency, which is not what we expected given its inspection rating. This category means CMS identified a widespread deficiency placing resident health or safety in imminent danger. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 94.014084 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. The nursing rating is based on a handful of components, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B- for the category. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of San Antonio Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of San Antonio, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of San Antonio, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of San Antonio, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of San Antonio, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of San Antonio, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of San Antonio, 4.66% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of San Antonio, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of San Antonio, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of San Antonio, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Heartland of San Antonio, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of San Antonio, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of San Antonio, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of San Antonio, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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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