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Las Alturas De Penitas

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

414 Liberty Blvd.,
Penitas TX 78576

(512) 439-2630

35% estimated occupancy 1

Las Alturas De Penitas is a large facility in Penitas, Texas. This nursing home received an overall grade of B+, which is very good rating. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the nation. As you can see below, this place also performed just fine in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

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

Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection grades are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We were not able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this nursing home's above average category scores came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our stronger scores in that area, with a grade of B+. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 83.950615 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In computing a facility's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning patients more frequently.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Moving on to our next category, this facility was awarded a highly favorable short-term care score. This nursing home didn't end up having any identifiable weaknesses. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Las Alturas De Penitas Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

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

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 4.81% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 94.64% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Las Alturas De Penitas, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.