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Ventana by Buckner

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+
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8301 N. Central Expressway,
Dallas TX 75201

(214) 758-8031

38.61% estimated occupancy 1

Ventana by Buckner is a small non-profit nursing home in Dallas, Texas. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ rated facility, which is the most impressive grade we offer. Indeed, we ranked this nursing home as the third best nursing home in Dallas. This nursing home was also given phenomenal ratings in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This first-rate facility also dominated in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A+. Very few facilities fared better in this area. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 77.14286 percent of its patients. This is slightly below what we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

We awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the last category, this nursing home also was given a very strong short-term care rating, with a grade of A. This completed a straight A profile. Our short-term care grade is generally used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ventana by Buckner Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Ventana by Buckner, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Ventana by Buckner, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who have had a fall leading to severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Ventana by Buckner, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Ventana by Buckner, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Ventana by Buckner, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Ventana by Buckner, 4.66% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Ventana by Buckner, 94.73% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Ventana by Buckner, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Ventana by Buckner, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts believe that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Ventana by Buckner, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Ventana by Buckner, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

Measures 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: D

In Ventana by Buckner, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Dallas, TX

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

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