The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation is a very-large government-owned nursing home located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Featuring an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Corpus Christi, which is a B-. The best part of this facility's report card was its stellar inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in that area, with an A. This is a much better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection grades are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 5 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
This facility also received an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it a B in that area, which happens to be one of our better. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.15762 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Does this page answer your questions about The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation?
Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of D. The nursing rating weighs quite a few datapoints, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this facility did not perform well. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is this nursing home's worst category grade. In crafting our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Given its poor rating in this category, we weren't stunned to discover this nursing home offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Palms Nursing and Rehabilitation, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Corpus Christi, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Corpus Christi, Texas has 11 other nursing homes
- South Texas Surgical HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.59 miles away6130 Parkway Drive Corpus Christi Texas 78414Proprietary(361) 993-2000
- Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus ChristiAcute Care Hospitals 4.86 miles away600 Elizabeth Street Corpus Christi Texas 78404Voluntary non-profit - Private(361) 902-4103
- Bay Area Dialysis Southside1.05 miles away4112 S Staples Ste Ab Corpus Christi Texas 78411CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (361) 814-0168
- Davita Coastal Dialysis1.11 miles away4300 2-2 S Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi Texas 78411CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (361) 855-9449
- Davita Southside Dialysis1.56 miles away6018 Parkway Dr Corpus Christi Texas 78414Dialysis Stations: 20 (361) 994-5262
- Gilwards Dialysis, LLC1.56 miles away6018 Parkway Dr Corpus Christi Texas 78414Dialysis Stations: 22 (361) 994-5262
- Fresenius Medical Care Saratoga1.58 miles away6017 Parkway Drive Corpus Christi Texas 78414CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (361) 986-1567
- Driscoll Children's Hospital Dialysis Unit2.88 miles away3533 Alameda 2nd Floor Sloan Bldg Corpus Christi Texas 78411Dialysis Stations: 5 (361) 694-6800
- Us Renal Care Oso Bay Dialysis3.5 miles away7502 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi Texas 78412CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (361) 994-1028
- Corpus Christi Dialysis3.9 miles away2733 Swantner Dr Corpus Christi Texas 78404CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (361) 855-4911