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The Heights on Valley Ranch

  • Nursing Home

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
Oct 20: ANov 20: AJan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: BFeb 22: BMar 22: BApr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: B+Aug 22: BSep 22: BOct 22: B-Nov 22: B-Jan 23: BFeb 23: BMar 23: BApr 23: B-
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23200 Valley Ranch Parkway,
Porter TX 77365

(512) 438-2630

85.32% estimated occupancy 1

The Heights on Valley Ranch is a large nursing home located in Porter, Texas. This nursing home received an overall grade of B-, which is a decent rating. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without having access to deficiency related data, it is challenging to evaluate the place in the inspections category.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also was given a favorable score in our long-term care category. We gave this facility an above average grade of B in that area. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.66216 percent of its residents. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. In calculating a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses are seeing patients as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final category we graded was short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this category. In forming these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. We were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

The Heights on Valley Ranch Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which have had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 4.84% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 93.69% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 17.58% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 13.47% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: D

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In The Heights on Valley Ranch, 66.29% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.