The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home located in Decatur, Texas. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a decent score. You could certainly do worse than this place. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider 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 always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the area of long-term care. For this reason, we gave it a score of A- in that category, which is one of our most impressive grades. Facilities that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. Our nursing grade includes many factors, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility really did not perform well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this was its poorest category. In forming these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Based on its poor grade in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this place offered significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents which were administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 94.73% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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