With an address in Amarillo, Texas, Ware Memorial Care Center is one of four nursing homes in the city. We gave this facility an extremely impressive overall grade of A. This is among the highest graded nursing homes in Amarillo. This is impressive given that the city offers plenty of very good facilities. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. We also gave this facility strong scores in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Ware Memorial Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
400 W 14th St Bldg A,
Amarillo TX 79101
293.2% estimated occupancy 1
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- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed this well in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was superb in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes received a better grade in this area. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.93617 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing rating weighs many datapoints. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this facility was given a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a very strong profile. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 4.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 93.69% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ware Memorial Care Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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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