Hillside Medical Lodge is a large government-owned facility in Gatesville, Texas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some solid marks. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its remarkable inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Hillside Medical Lodge
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B in that area. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Our third area we analyzed was short-term care, in which this nursing home was given an F. Our short-term care scores are arguably most critical for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. 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 who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Moving on to the final category, this nursing home really didn't perform very well. Due to a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is this facility's poorest category grade. The nursing category consists of many factors, many of which are associated with nursing hours. With just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hillside Medical Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 4.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 94.64% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hillside Medical Lodge, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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