1910 Medi Park Dr, Amarillo TX 79106 · (806) 457-4700 · 33.41% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
The Arbors is one of 13 options in Amarillo, Texas. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most elite facilities we looked at. Being awarded an A+ in our grading system requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the country. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category scores, which are equally strong as its overall rating.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also earned an excellent long-term care grade, with an A. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This facility has earned near flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an A in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 an excellent sign.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing rating consists of many subcategories, but the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provided 6 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is among the highest figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by these statistics. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A. This topped off an elite report card. Very few facilities received an A- or higher in all four categories. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. One of this facility's strengths is it offers more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses to each patient. This is really the gold standard for this area, as it's roughly 1.5 times higher than the typical facility's level of registered nurse staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. This place outperformed the overwhelming majority of facilities in the country with 68.4 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Arbors Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better