Vibralife of El Paso Rehabilitation Center
3421 Joe Battle Boulevard, El Paso TX 79936 · (915) 599-5500 · 73.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Vibralife of El Paso Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home located in El Paso, Texas which has 746,640 people. This isn't a very good nursing home with a D overall grade. Sadly, this grade is right in line with the city grade in El Paso. In our view, we would be very reluctant to recommend this facility. More information on this nursing home's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
Even though we did not give this facility a good overall grade, we actually gave it a strong grade for short-term care, where it received a B. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers at least 50% more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most other facilities. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Texas in this area with 60.9 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This score is a more impressive than the facility's overall grade. We believe that one of the most important factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of long-term care, this nursing home received just a D in that category. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were not able to find this place's vaccination data. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.
This facility's least impressive category was nursing, which is the final area we looked at. For this category, we awarded this facility a grade of D. Nursing scores are mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. Quantity of nursing care does not appear to be the problem here. Based on the data, it looks like this place provides an above average 3.9 hours per patient per day. This is more nursing care than most places offer. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Vibralife of El Paso Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better