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TruCare Living Centers - Palestine

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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2265 S Sycamore St,
Palestine TX 75801

(903) 723-2592

63.75% estimated occupancy 1

TruCare Living Centers - Palestine is an average-sized nursing home located in Palestine, Texas. With an overall grade of B-, this is likely a solid facility. As far as we can see, this nursing home is a good fit for most people. The best part of this place's report card was its stellar inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. This is far more impressive than its overall score. These inspection scores weigh several factors, 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. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Another strength of this nursing home is its superb score in long-term care. We awarded it one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a score of A-. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility had 2.58 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next most favorable category is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. Short-term care grades are critical for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. In fact, we found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country with 53.9 percent of its residents returning home. This is a higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the next area, this facility really didn't fare very well. With a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is this facility's poorest category grade. Our nursing grade includes quite a few factors, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is below the national average. In addition to receiving below average scores for total nursing hours, this nursing home was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and found that this facility was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this metric. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. This statistic really dragged down this facility's nursing grade significantly.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

TruCare Living Centers - Palestine Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 4.7% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 95.06% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 17.37% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 17.98% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In TruCare Living Centers - Palestine, 66.67% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Palestine, TX

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Palestine, Texas has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Palestine Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.25 miles away2900 S Loop 256 Palestine Texas 75801Proprietary(903) 731-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Palestine Diaysis Center0.18 miles away2260 South Sycamore Street Palestine Texas 75801CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (903) 723-7202
  • Fresenius Medical Care Palestine Home, LLC0.2 miles away201 Medical Dr Palestine Texas 75801Dialysis Stations: 1 (903) 729-0151

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