The Springs is in Hughes Springs, Texas. This city has a population of 4,804 people. Sporting an overall score of C, this looks like a decent nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. This facility did not fare well in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 8 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.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a solid score in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a C. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what effect this had on quality of care. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. There are a host of factors included in this category. Many of the datapoints are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, while this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care, which proved to be a weak spot for this facility. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in our long-term care category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Springs Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Springs, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Springs, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Springs, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Springs, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Springs, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Springs, 4.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Springs, 94.64% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Springs, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Springs, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In The Springs, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Springs, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Springs, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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