Kirkwood Manor is a senior living facility in New Braunfels, Texas, a city with a population of 78,685 people. It looks like this facility is a subpar nursing home. A score in this range suggests we found some red flags. As far as we can see, we would struggle to recommend this nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores
- 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 - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually 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. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid places that have a long list of severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. In spite of this deficiency, this nursing home still received a relatively positive report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area was short-term care. We gave it a C in this area. This is essentially a slightly below average score in this category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a an abysmal grade in our long-term care area. It received a lowly F in this category. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 98.83041 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The last area we graded is nursing. This facility was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. Our nursing grade focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. With just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Kirkwood Manor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Kirkwood Manor, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Kirkwood Manor, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Kirkwood Manor, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Kirkwood Manor, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Kirkwood Manor, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Kirkwood Manor, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Kirkwood Manor, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Kirkwood Manor, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Kirkwood Manor, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Kirkwood Manor, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Kirkwood Manor, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Kirkwood Manor, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Kirkwood Manor, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for New Braunfels, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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