Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center is a nursing home in Gladewater, Texas, a city with a total of 13,196 people. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong here. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its long-term care grade. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph
Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center
- Nursing Home
- For Children
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This nursing home has earned near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Places that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. When determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this category. However, you shouldn't judge this facility solely on a single weak area, as it was awarded several high-end scores in other areas. Our short-term care ratings are arguably more meaningful for folks in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 94.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Truman W Smith Childrens Care Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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