Located in Luling, Texas, Luling Care Center is one of just a few facilities in the city. This facility received an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. This nursing home is just about as bad as it gets. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
Luling Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
501 W Austin St,
Luling TX 78648
79.46% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Unfortunately, we did not have any good things to write about this facility's overall grade or its other ratings. Its best area is the category of inspections. However, with a D in this category, it still performed badly. One of the most significant factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This facility had 6 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to resident health or safety. Lastly, we also would like to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines totaling over $100,000. This typically signifies that a nursing home's bad track record has been an issue for more than one year.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this nursing home was given a grade of just D in that category. As it turns out, this wound up being one of its better grades. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
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We were stunned to find that this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing. We awarded it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is short-term care, where this nursing home received an abysmal grade in this category as well. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is definitely a major disappointment. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Luling Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Luling Care Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Luling Care Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that have suffered a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Luling Care Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Luling Care Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Luling Care Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Luling Care Center, 4.81% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Luling Care Center, 94.64% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Luling Care Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Luling Care Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Luling Care Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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- Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.49 miles away1110 North Sarah Dewitt Drive Gonzales Texas 78629Government - Hospital District or Authority(830) 672-7581
- Guadalupe Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.02 miles away1215 E Court St Seguin Texas 78155Voluntary non-profit - Other(830) 379-2411
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