The Heights

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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1855 W Goodwin,
Pleasanton TX 78064

(830) 569-4313

95% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Pleasanton, Texas, The Heights is one of a mere three available nursing homes in this city. This nursing home is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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 in this important metric.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave them one of our higher scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B. Our short-term care grades are arguably most important for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This place outperformed the majority of facilities in the nation with 51.6 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we assessed was long-term care. For that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our long-term care grade is generally used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 96.80365 percent of its patients. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. While it had 1.86 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complex patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

The Heights Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In The Heights, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In The Heights, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Heights, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In The Heights, 4.7% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In The Heights, 95.06% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In The Heights, 17.37% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Heights, 17.98% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In The Heights, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights, 66.67% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Dialysis

  • Usrc Atascosa County Dialysis2.24 miles away1320 West Oaklawn Suite G & H Pleasanton Texas 78064Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 569-3052
  • Fresenius Medical Care Tri City2.62 miles away1720 E Highway 97 Jourdanton Texas 78026Dialysis Stations: 24 (830) 769-4125

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