Note: Data for Hill Country Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Hill Country Care Center is a nursing home located in Junction, Texas, a city with a total of 3,944 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. You can definitely do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this place didn't have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 63 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-
Historical

One of the main reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care was its best grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.14815 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. We found that this facility had 2.97 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this admittedly wasn't as favorable as most of its other scores in this category, this number can be skewed for some nursing homes based on the medical complexity of patients.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+
Historical

An additional quality feature for this facility is that it was given a very positive short-term care grade. Indeed, this wound up being its second best category grade. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. In crafting our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: B
Historical

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing grade features a host of datapoints. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as good measures of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Facility Inspections

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: C
Historical

Lastly, we looked at this nursing home's inspection rating This was not one of this nursing home's better areas. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This isn't a terrible grade in this category. It simply wasn't at the same level as some of this nursing home's other category grades. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. We didn't find anything on this place's inspection report to be too concerning.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Hill Country Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Provider
F
7.41%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Provider
C
3.77%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
9.62%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A
9.76%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a lower level of care.

Provider
D
9.62%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B+
99.07%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
F
37.5%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.

Provider
A+
36.1%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
D
2.49
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
F
36.1
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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