Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is one of four nursing homes located in Athens, Texas. With an overall rating of C, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Athens, which admittedly is admittedly a bit below average nationally. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its stellar inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
711 Lucas St,
Athens TX 75751
38.86% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in this category with an A. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a positive long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B+ in that area, which is one of our more favorable scores. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.425285 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 2.26 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its short-term care rating, which is not an impressive grade. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Not surprisingly based on its grade in this area, this facility was well below average in one of the two key staffing areas we looked at. It supplied far fewer registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last area we looked at in this category is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We actually found that it fared well in this area, with 51.7 percent of its residents returning home. This was among this nursing home's few redeeming qualities in this category.
The final category we graded was nursing, ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that category. In determining a facility's nursing grade, we look at the amount of time nurses are with patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is slightly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home was above average in two of the statistics we considered, with solid marks for avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.7% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 95.06% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 66.67% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Athens, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Athens, Texas has 3 other nursing homes
- Ut Health East Texas Athens HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.38 miles away2000 South Palestine St Athens Texas 75751Voluntary non-profit - Private(903) 676-1000
- Fresenius Medical Care Henderson County0.72 miles away1220 S Palestine Street Athens Texas 75751Dialysis Stations: 29 (903) 677-8471