Vista Living of Vernon is located in Vernon, Texas. This city has a total of 12,991 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. This facility seems to have some things working in its favor. This facility didn't fare well in all of our categories, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 106 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

The main reason this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Inspections is another area where this facility excelled. In fact, we gave this nursing home an B+ for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall grade. Inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent government inspections. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home received its next highest category score in the category of short-term care. We gave this nursing home a C in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. With our short-term care rating, we endeavor to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 19.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The next category we analyzed is long-term care, which was a weak spot for this nursing home. We awarded this facility a D in long-term care. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 15.079365 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points below what we expected. Unfortunately, this nursing home's hospitalization rate was also a cause for concern. Here we found that this place had 2.59 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an alarming rate.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Vista Living of Vernon Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B-
8.96%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
F
24.17%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
F
43.48%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B-
22.61%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B-
2.59%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
F
48.57%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
C
18.52%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
C
11.71%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Provider
D
2.59
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
A-
11.71
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Wilbarger General Hospital 0.12 mi
920 Hillcrest Dr Vernon Texas 76384
(940) 552-9351
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Chillicothe Hospital District 13.41 mi
303 Avenue I Chillicothe Texas 79225
(940) 852-5131
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Wilbarger General Hospital Dialysis of Vernon 0.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
1000 Garland Johnston Drive Vernon Texas 76384
(940) 553-2960