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Whispering Pines Lodge

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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2131 Alpine Rd,
Longview TX 75601

(903) 757-8786

76.37% estimated occupancy 1

Whispering Pines Lodge is one of nine available facilities in Longview, Texas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some decent scores. This nursing home has some things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless health inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. This place was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we gave this nursing home a grade of B in our long-term care category. This is one of our better scores. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 95.833336 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening health condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's weakest category is short-term care, which is the final area we assessed. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this area. Despite multiple decent scores in other areas, this grade is nevertheless alarming so we felt obligated to point it out. In crafting these short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Based on its poor grade in this category, we were not stunned to find this place provided far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Whispering Pines Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents which had a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 4.66% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 94.73% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Longview, TX

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

Looking for more options? Longview, Texas has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Longview Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.59 miles away2901 N Fourth St Longview Texas 75605Proprietary(903) 758-1818
  • Christus Good Shepherd Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2 miles away700 E Marshall Ave Longview Texas 75601Voluntary non-profit - Private(903) 927-6712

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fourth Street Dialysis1.8 miles away3101 North 4th St Suite B Longview Texas 75605Dialysis Stations: 13 (903) 234-0112
  • Renal Treatment Center - Southeast Lp2.38 miles away3110 H G Mosley Pkwy Longview Texas 75605CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (430) 240-8224
  • Trc Kilgore Dialysis Center12.82 miles away209 Hwy 42 North Kilgore Texas 75662CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (903) 988-8200
  • Renal Care Group - Gilmer19.49 miles away812 Us Highway 271 N Gilmer Texas 75644Dialysis Stations: 15 (903) 841-7000
  • Marshall Dialysis Center19.8 miles away1301 S Washington Marshall Texas 75670Dialysis Stations: 15 (903) 935-1158