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La Paloma Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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La Paloma Nursing Center's website

138 S Fm 1329,
San Diego TX 78384

(361) 279-8291

63.88% estimated occupancy 1

La Paloma Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home located in San Diego, Texas. Featuring an overall score of B, this is a very respectable facility. Based on our ratings, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for the area of inspections. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to this facility's list of strengths, it also received a first-rate long-term care score. We gave them an elite strong of A in this area. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also awarded this facility a middle of the pack score in the category of short-term care, with a grade of C. Our short-term care grade is generally used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The last area we scored was nursing, proved to be this facility's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. This is one of just a couple of dings of an otherwise strong report card. There are numerous subcategories within this area. Most of these factors relate to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

La Paloma Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 4.81% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 94.64% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In La Paloma Nursing Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Christus Spohn Hospital AliceAcute Care Hospitals 12.44 miles away2500 E Main Street Alice Texas 78332Voluntary non-profit - Private(361) 661-8016

Nearby Dialysis

  • Bay Area Dialysis Services at Alice12.37 miles away901 Medical Center Blvd Alice Texas 78332CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (361) 668-8055
  • Alice Renal Center12.48 miles away2345 Alice Regional Blvd Alice Texas 78332CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (361) 664-1723