Senior Care of Western Hills is an average-sized facility in Temple, Texas. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A score in this range requires some respectable scores. The facilities in Temple received quality scores across the board with a city grade of a B. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Senior Care of Western Hills
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. Its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is what you want to see on an inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next most favorable category score in the area of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. With our short-term care category, we try to forge a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-, which is a decent grade. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this metric. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was long-term care. For this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.60976 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization 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.
Senior Care of Western Hills Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which have experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 4.66% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 94.73% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Senior Care of Western Hills, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Temple, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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