McAllen Transitional Care Center
2109 South K St, Mcallen TX 78503 · (956) 686-9100 · 69.57% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
McAllen Transitional Care Center is a facility located in Mcallen, Texas. This city has 131,628 people. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of B-. As As it turns out, it is actually rated as the top nursing home in Mcallen. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave it an A-. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few relatively minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was awarded a strong short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it one of our best scores in this area with a score of A-. Short-term care grades are important for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more than 50% more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Texas in this area with 73.1 percent of its patients returning home. For most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable area was its long-term care score, where it was awarded a B-. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on vaccination rates. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final category we assessed is nursing, which was this facility's worst area. We gave this facility a D in this area. Sadly, this category hurt the facility's overall profile a bit. There are a host of data points included in this grade. Many of the criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. Quantity of nursing care is apparently not the issue here with this facility's grade. This place actually provides an above average 4.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
McAllen Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better