Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home is a senior living facility located in Amarillo, Texas. The city has a total of 220,580 people. This is a strong nursing home with a grade of B+ overall. We were pleased to learn that many of the other facilities in Amarillo received similar scores. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section
Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1020 Tascosa Rd,
Amarillo TX 79124
82.41% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A. The nursing category weighs a handful of subcategories, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
In addition, this nursing home excelled in inspections, where it received a grade of A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more positive scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.14286 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is short-term care, in which we awarded it a favorable grade of B. This nursing home truly did not have any weak spots. In our short-term care grade, we seek to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 4.84% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 93.69% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Amarillo, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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