Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is located in Athens, Texas. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B, which is a good rating. You can definitely do much worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so well is that it was given a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care ended up being its second most impressive category score. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a respectable grade in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are generally employed to grade a facility's rehabilitation services To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.
This nursing home's least impressive area is nursing, which is the final area we looked at. In this category, we awarded this facility a D. Our nursing grade is based on several data points, but the main consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents which have suffered a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Park Highlands Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Athens, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- 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