Regal Healthcare Residence is an average-sized facility located in Lampasas, Texas. It looks like this facility is a lower end nursing home. A score in this range suggests we found some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Lampasas. The city has just two other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
Regal Healthcare Residence
Updated Nov 1, 2019 by Nick Lata
1000 Ave J,
Lampasas TX 76550
17.5% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Data for Regal Healthcare Residence has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
While we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it actually earned an impressive nursing grade this year. We gave it a B+ in this category. The nursing rating consists of quite a few components, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest area was its long-term care grade, where it was awarded a C. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 86.2069 percent of its residents. This is several points less than the national average. Unfortunately, this place's hospitalization rate was worse than we hoped. Here we found that this facility had 2.74 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this number may be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of residents
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which is not a very good score. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Given its grade in this area, we weren't surprised to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 22.2 percent of its patients returning home.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this facility received an abysmal grade. We weight this category more heavily than our other categories. When a facility has this poor of an inspection grade, you should look for severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This particular facility was assessed one category J through K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. Lastly, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed significant government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This typically indicates that a bad performance spanned multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Regal Healthcare Residence Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 4.7% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 95.06% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Regal Healthcare Residence, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.