Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek is one of only three facilities located in Texarkana, Texas. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor facility. A grade of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. Based on our analysis, this nursing home may not be a great fit for most people. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
5524 Cowhorn Creek,
Texarkana TX 75503
77.36% estimated occupancy 1
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent score in the category of inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid places that had too many severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care score is one of its respectable features. The facility received a C in this area. Our long-term care scores are more important for patients in need of more conventional services related to personal care. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 77.40113 percent of its patients. This is pretty significantly lower than what we expected. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is short-term care, where this facility was given a very poor score in this area as well. It received a lowly F in this category, which is obviously very concerning. Short-term care grades are generally employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Given its poor rating in this area, we weren't shocked to learn this facility offers significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 4.84% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 93.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mshc the Waterton at Cowhorn Creek, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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