River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Kerrville, Texas. Featuring an overall rating of B, this is a very respectable facility. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was long-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home really performed well in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities fared better in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 94.09722 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an B+. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this facility also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is frequently a solid assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The final category we graded was nursing, ended up being this facility's worst category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. This was one of the couple of dings in a strong profile. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 94.11% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 9.73% 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 River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.8% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 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 River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.8% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 17.41% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In River Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 88.68% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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