Ware Memorial Care Center is a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas. This city has a population of 220,580 people. This facility was given an overall rating of A-. In fact, this turned out to be ranked among the five highest rated facilities in the city. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong with this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Ware Memorial Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
400 W 14th St Bldg A,
Amarillo TX 79101
82.21% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is it received a very impressive grade in inspections. In fact, inspections ended up being its best category. In this area, we awarded this facility an A. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a superb grade of A in our long-term care category. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of providing elite levels of nurse staffing, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This figure is also far better than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.61 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing rating consists of several datapoints, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility offers extremely high levels of nursing care, averaging 5.5 hours per resident on a daily basis. This is more nursing care than nearly any other place provides. Lastly, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning residents to avoid bed sores.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed was short-term care. This facility was given a strong short-term care rating in our assessment, with a grade of B-. Even though this is not as elite as a few of its other grades, this is nevertheless an acceptable rating for this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ware Memorial Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 4.7% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 95.06% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Scores for Amarillo, 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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