Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located in Rio Grande City, Texas, a city with a population of 40,455 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. We also want to point out that this facility is located in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive medical services are offered. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a positive long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it a grade of B+ in that category, which is one of our better. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.12664 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home received a very good nursing rating as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a score of F. Nursing grades are mostly associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was short-term care, which ended up being this facility's weakest area. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously very disappointing. Short-term care grades are generally employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. With its score in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the figures we looked at. Frankly, this was about what we expected here. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.81% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 94.64% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
- Starr County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.4 miles away128 N Fm Rd 3167 Rio Grande City Texas 78582Government - Hospital District or Authority(956) 487-5561
- Fresenius Medical Care Rio Grande City0.17 miles away2533 Central Palm Dr Rio Grande City Texas 78582CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (956) 487-6360
- Us Renal Care Rio Grande Dialysis0.39 miles away2787 Pharmacy Rd Rio Grande City Texas 78582CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (956) 487-2929