Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation is the sole option we identified in Hereford, Texas. This facility appears to be among the better facilities we looked at. A score of this caliber requires high-end marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its long-term care score. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section
Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. In computing our nursing scores, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Texas in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a patient more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a B-. This proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. This is nevertheless not a poor grade. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients 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.
Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 4.81% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 94.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who remained mobile levels.
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hereford Nursing & Rehabilitation, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
- Hereford Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.94 miles away801 East Third Hereford Texas 79045Government - Hospital District or Authority(806) 364-2141
- Plains Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.74 miles away310 West Halsell Street Dimmitt Texas 79027Government - Hospital District or Authority(806) 647-2191
- Fresenius Medical Care Hereford1.11 miles away533 N 25 Mile Ave Ste A Hereford Texas 79045CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (806) 364-4292