Las Alturas De Penitas is a large facility in Penitas, Texas. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end rating. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. As you can see below, this place also performed just fine in our category ratings. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Las Alturas De Penitas
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility earned an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We weren't able to track down information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its dominant resume, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a grade of A in the category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. After we finished assessing the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 87.17949 percent of its patients against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was short-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home a strong grade of B. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is frequently a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Las Alturas De Penitas Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 4.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 93.69% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Las Alturas De Penitas, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.