Towers Nursing Home is an average-sized nursing home located in Smithville, Texas. Featuring an overall rating of D, this is a subpar facility. This was not the worse facility we found, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this facility's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Towers Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next most favorable category grade in the area of long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 98.87324 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. There are a number of subcategories within this grade. Many of these criteria reflect staffing levels. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. This facility received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. With our short-term care grade, we try to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Considering its weak rating in this area, we weren't stunned to discover this nursing home offers substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Towers Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Towers Nursing Home, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Towers Nursing Home, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Towers Nursing Home, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients that had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Towers Nursing Home, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Towers Nursing Home, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Towers Nursing Home, 4.66% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Towers Nursing Home, 94.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Towers Nursing Home, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Towers Nursing Home, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Towers Nursing Home, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Towers Nursing Home, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Towers Nursing Home, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Towers Nursing Home, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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