The Highlands of Dallas is located in the large metropolitan area of Dallas, Texas. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we found. This nursing home was given one of the highest grades we offer. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in Texas. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite facilities. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 116 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Individual

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.92899 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. The last statistic we looked at was the nursing home's hospitalization rate. We found that this nursing home had 2.2 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. In computing our nursing scores, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The next area we scored is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a B. While this isn't as dominant as a few of this nursing home's other scores, it is still an excellent grade. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 43.3 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

The Highlands of Dallas Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A
4%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.

Provider
A
1.48%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
C
4.29%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B+
10.51%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
B
20.25%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Provider
B
1.63%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Provider
B+
98.96%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
C
19.87%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Provider
A
23.29%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Provider
C
2.2
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
D
23.29
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
A
6.37
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
51.99%
State
C
61.02%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Medical City Dallas 1.35 mi
7777 Forest Lane Dallas Texas 75230
(972) 566-6222
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas 1.99 mi
8200 Walnut Hill Lane Dallas Texas 75231
(214) 345-6789
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospit 2.38 mi
7115 Greenville Avenue Suite 100 Dallas Texas 75231
(214) 647-5300
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
North Central Surgical Center Llp 2.66 mi
9301 North Central Expressway Suite 100 Dallas Texas 75231
(214) 265-2810
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
City Hospital at White Rock 5.67 mi
9440 Poppy Dr Dallas Texas 75218
(214) 324-6100
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Methodist Hospital for Surgery 6.98 mi
17101 Dallas Parkway Addison Texas 75001
(469) 248-3900
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Dallas Medical Center 7.25 mi
7 Medical Parkway Dallas Texas 75234
(972) 247-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Methodist Richardson Medical Center 7.59 mi
2831 E President George Bush Highway Richardson Texas 75082
(469) 204-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Dallas North Dialysis Center 0.45 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
11886 Greenville Ave Suite 100b Dallas Texas 75243
(972) 918-0100
Usrc Royal Central, LLC 1.3 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
11343 N Central Expy Dallas Texas 75243
(469) 862-9991
Us Renal Care North Dallas Dialysis 1.5 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 13
10740 N Central Expressway Suite 150 Dallas Texas 75231
(469) 518-6772
Walnut Hill Dialysis Center 2.23 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
9840 North Central Expressway Suite 340 Dallas Texas 75231
(469) 232-5333
Davita Central Dallas Dialysis 2.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
9500 North Central Expressway Suite #102 Dallas Texas 75231
(214) 739-3004
Renal Center of North Dallas, LLC 3.15 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
6190 Lbj Freeway Building 2 Suite 701 Dallas Texas 75240
(972) 789-0192
Davita Preston Dialysis 3.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
13340 Preston Rd Dallas Texas 75240
(972) 980-4361
Liberty Dialysis - Richardson 4.5 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
1621 North Central Expressway Suite 200 Richardson Texas 75080
(972) 907-1480