Laredo Medical Center
1700 E Saunders St, Laredo TX 78044 · (956) 718-8730 · 106.11% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Laredo, Texas, Laredo Medical Center is one of five available nursing homes in the city. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ rated facility, which is our very best grade. In fact, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as the top nursing home in Laredo. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which look to be just as impressive as its overall rating.
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For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. In determining these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Texas in this area with 82.8 percent of its patients returning home.
Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this nursing home was given an impressive score of A in our long-term care category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our nursing grade. This rounded out a first-rate report card. There are many factors included in this grade. Many of these factors relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 5.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the better figures we found. In addition, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in Texas in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laredo Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better