Senior Care of West Oaks is a small government-owned facility located in Austin, Texas. Featuring an overall score of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Austin. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. We were surprised to find that this facility actually received one respectable category grade in inspections, which you can read more about below.
Senior Care of West Oaks
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3200 W. Slaughter Lane,
Austin TX 78748
124.38% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This indicates that this facility dodged the more significant categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received some government fines in recent years.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out this nursing home's bottom of the barrel short-term care grade where it was given an F. With our short-term care grade, we seek to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We found that this facility was subpar in many staffing areas we assessed. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that it performed better in this area, with 50 percent of its patients returning home.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. Our nursing category assesses many components, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This place averaged just 2.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is well below average. Unfortunately, this facility also had abysmal marks in some of the quality-based measures to go along with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percent of residents sustaining pressure ulcers and we were disappointed. This place was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this metric.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was given a very poor grade of F in this category. For patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.04762 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Senior Care of West Oaks Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 4.7% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 95.06% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Senior Care of West Oaks, 66.67% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Austin, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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