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Hill Country Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

111 Hospital Dr,
Junction TX 76849

(325) 446-3351

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 small non-profit nursing home in Junction, Texas. With an overall score of B, this looks like a good nursing home. You can certainly do much worse than this place. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really fared well in our long-term care category, where it received a grade of A-. Few facilities did better in this area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.14815 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility received impressive grades in the category of short-term care as well. As a result, we gave it one of our most elite scores in that category with a score of A-. Our short-term care scores are crucial for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade includes several datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided 0 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 pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

In the last category of government inspections, we gave this facility a C for this category. Our inspection scores are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to resident safety. This facility had 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. We did not find anything on this place's inspection reports to be too alarming.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Hill Country Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Hill Country Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Hill Country Care Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Hill Country Care Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Hill Country Care Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Hill Country Care Center, 4.81% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Hill Country Care Center, 94.64% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Hill Country Care Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Hill Country Care Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Hill Country Care Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Hill Country Care Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.