Temple Meridian is a small nursing home in Temple, Texas. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is ranked among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. Even in a city offering 10 other nursing homes, this nursing home looks like a great option. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that area. Inspection scores are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf assessment, this nursing home also was given a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Nursing grades are largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a solid grade in this category, with a grade of B-. While this wasn't as high as a few of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless not the end of the world. Our long-term care ratings are crucial for individuals needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Temple Meridian Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Temple Meridian, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Temple Meridian, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Temple Meridian, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term patients which have sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Temple Meridian, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Temple Meridian, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Temple Meridian, 4.66% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Temple Meridian, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Temple Meridian, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Temple Meridian, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Temple Meridian, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Temple Meridian, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Temple Meridian, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
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
Looking for more options? Temple, Texas has 9 other nursing homes
- Baylor Scott & White Clinic - TempleAcute Care Hospitals 1.4 miles away2401 S 31st St Temple Texas 76508Voluntary non-profit - Private(254) 724-2111
- Seton Medical Center Harker HeightsAcute Care Hospitals 18.53 miles away850 W Central Texas Expressway Harker Heights Texas 76548Proprietary(254) 953-8342
- Scott & White Artifical Kidney Unit1.14 miles away2601 Thorton Lane Temple Texas 76508CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 56 (254) 935-5888
- Temple Kidney Center3.56 miles away2915 Saulsbury Temple Texas 76504Dialysis Stations: 17 (254) 742-1162
- Fresenius Medical Care Harker Heights18.48 miles away625 W Central Texas Expressway Harker Heights Texas 76548Dialysis Stations: 20 (254) 690-0613