Sedona Trace Health and Wellness
8324 Cameron Road, Austin TX 78754 · (737) 241-0800 · 97.67% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Mar 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
With an address in Austin, Texas, Sedona Trace Health and Wellness is on a list of 28 nursing homes in the city. We gave this facility a C overall, which isn't a bad grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Austin, which is a B-. You can certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 73 Beds
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The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection grade. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a strong score in long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B+ in this area, which happens to be one of our more favorable grades. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. We really didn't have any problems with this facility's performance in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our short-term care score. This is not a very good score. Our short-term care grade is often used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We found that this facility was subpar in two of the key staffing areas we assessed. It supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.
The next category we graded was nursing. It received an F in this area, which is a poor grade. This is certainly a significant disappointment. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. With only 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this place's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.