Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land is located in Houston, Texas, which is among the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the nation. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+. This turned out to be one of the top twenty nursing homes facilities in Houston. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It doesn't appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Without having complete deficiency data for this nursing home, it ended up being difficult to fully evaluate it in terms of this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Another quality feature for this facility is that it was given an impressive short-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our short-term care grade is often used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we consider the number of hours nurses are with residents as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade of C. This is this facility's weakest area. Our long-term care grades are pivotal for patients requiring non-healthcare services such as personal care. After we finished assessing the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinates 94.48819 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 4.66% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 94.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Richard A. Anderson (State of Texas Veterans Land, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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 C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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