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The Heights of Bulverde

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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384 Harmony Hills,
Spring Branch TX 78070

(830) 438-1276

64.35% estimated occupancy 1

The Heights of Bulverde is located in Spring Branch, Texas, a city with a total of 14,618 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score in this range requires some respectable marks. This nursing home seems to have some things going for it. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

One of the reasons this is a decent nursing home is it received a favorable inspection score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home was given its second best category grade in the area of long-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of C in this area, which is an acceptable score. Long-term care grades focus on a nursing home's personal care instead of the highly skilled nursing and healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.98649 percent of its residents. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. We weighed the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this area.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Moving on to our final area, this facility was awarded an acceptable short-term care score of C. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to create a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Heights of Bulverde Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In The Heights of Bulverde, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In The Heights of Bulverde, 4.81% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 94.64% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In The Heights of Bulverde, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In The Heights of Bulverde, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Methodist Stone Oak HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.63 miles away1139 E Sonterra Blvd, Ste 535 San Antonio Texas 78258Proprietary(210) 638-2100
  • South Texas Spine and Surgical HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.76 miles away18600 North Hardy Oak Blvd San Antonio Texas 78258Government - Hospital District or Authority(210) 404-0800
  • Baptist Emergency HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.39 miles away16088 San Pedro San Antonio Texas 78232Proprietary(210) 402-4092
  • Legent Orthopedic + SpineAcute Care Hospitals 17.99 miles away5330 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio Texas 78249Proprietary(717) 620-2424

Nearby Dialysis

  • Innovative Dialysis Solutions at Home, Pllc5.11 miles away2795 Bulverde Rd Suite B Bulverde Texas 78163Dialysis Stations: 2 (830) 428-0524
  • Stone Oak Dialysis13.53 miles away731 Carnoustie Drive #101 San Antonio Texas 78258CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (210) 403-2162
  • North Central Kidney Disease Center14.03 miles away116 Gallery Circle #102 San Antonio Texas 78258Dialysis Stations: 16 (210) 499-4003
  • Sakdc Davita Dialysis Partners Lp15.39 miles away15619 Nacogdoches Rd San Antonio Texas 78247Dialysis Stations: 24 (210) 653-9579
  • Rsa Schertz16.85 miles away5000 Baptist Health Dr Suite 124 Schertz Texas 78154Dialysis Stations: 16 (210) 659-6070
  • Live Oak Dialysis18.02 miles away6700 Randolph Blvd Suite 101 San Antonio Texas 78233CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (210) 590-0103
  • Fmc San Antonio, LLC18.08 miles away5418 N Loop 1604 W Ste 120 San Antonio Texas 78249Dialysis Stations: 13 (210) 561-7879
  • Us Renal Care Boerne Dialysis18.08 miles away1595 South Main Suite 107 Boerne Texas 78006Dialysis Stations: 16 (830) 816-3030