The Heights of North Houston looks like it is just one of 60 nursing homes in Houston, Texas. The city has more choices than most other cities in the nation. We gave this nursing home an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. In our view, you would be better off to steer clear of this place. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
The Heights of North Houston
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. 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. Not having any deficiencies is this place's greatest strength.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next best category is long-term care, but it still received a grade of just D in that area. This turns out to be a relatively poor grade. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 99.02597 percent of its patients, which is a very solid total. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this area. This facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility didn't perform well here either. With a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is really as terrible as it gets. In determining these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Given its weak rating in this category, we weren't surprised to discover that this facility provides far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Heights of North Houston Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Heights of North Houston, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Heights of North Houston, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Heights of North Houston, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Heights of North Houston, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Heights of North Houston, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Heights of North Houston, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Heights of North Houston, 94.64% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Heights of North Houston, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Heights of North Houston, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In The Heights of North Houston, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Heights of North Houston, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Heights of North Houston, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Heights of North Houston, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Houston, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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