Highland Pines Nursing Home is a large facility in Longview, Texas. Our grading system was not kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are eight other nursing homes in Longview. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this facility received a decent grade in our long-term care category. We provide more information on this category below.
Highland Pines Nursing Home
- 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 Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most respectable category is short-term care, but it nevertheless earned a grade of just D in that area. This is still a well below average grade. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This area is frequently a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility received an F for its long-term care grade. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 97.25086 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
The final category we looked at is nursing. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this area. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this area. This facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Highland Pines Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 4.66% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 94.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Highland Pines Nursing Home, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Longview, 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 C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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