Located in Houston, Texas, Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center is one of 60 facilities this area. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. This grade is not too far off the city grade for Houston, which is a B-. This facility didn't excel in all of our categories, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about these categories is available below.
Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category, with an A-. This is a much better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second best area is its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of C. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. The nursing grade includes several datapoints, but the paramount one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care, was this nursing home's worst area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that category. Facilities that do not score well in long-term care often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 91.15282 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly below what we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 94.64% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Northwest Health and Rehabilitation Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Houston, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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