Highland Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in San Antonio, Texas. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road rating. Even in a city offering 63 other nursing homes, this nursing home turns out to be a respectable selection. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Highland Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility really outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that area with an A. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 94.93671 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing scores are mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a low total compared with most other nursing homes. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility was given a C for short-term care, which is generally an acceptable rating. Short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Highland Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Highland Nursing Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Highland Nursing Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Highland Nursing Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Highland Nursing Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Highland Nursing Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Highland Nursing Center, 4.66% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Highland Nursing Center, 94.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Highland Nursing Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Highland Nursing Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Highland Nursing Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Highland Nursing Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
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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