Palestine Healthcare Center is an average-sized facility located in Palestine, Texas. With an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Palestine. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss long-term care in the next section.
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Palestine Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Palestine Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home did not receive any favorable grades. In particular, we gave it an F in the category of long-term care. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. One of the datapoints we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.55556 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
We also wanted to draw your attention to this nursing home's inspection grades where it received an F. This generally means we found some red flags on the inspection reports. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection score. We would pay close attention to the severity of those deficiencies. This particular facility had 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to resident health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
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Short-term Care Quality
Tragically, this facility received an F for its short-term care score. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Given its score in this area, we weren't stunned to learn that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.
The next area we graded is nursing. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal grade. Our nursing grade analyzes many factors, however, the paramount one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place averaged just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Palestine Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 93.69% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Palestine Healthcare Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
- Palestine Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.03 miles away2900 S Loop 256 Palestine Texas 75801Proprietary(903) 731-1000