Note: Whispering Pines Lodge has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Whispering Pines Lodge is an average-sized nursing home located in Longview, Texas. We gave this nursing home an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to avoid of this place. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 116 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
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Historical

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Surprisingly, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C for our long-term care grade, which really isn't too bad of a score. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 93.76855 percent of its residents. Unfortunately, its hospitalization rate was also below average. Here we found that this facility had 2.09 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this number can be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of patients

Nurse Quality

D
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Historical

Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing rating is based on several factors, but the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is slightly below the national average. To pair with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this facility also didn't fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing scores. We looked at the percentage of patients experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This nursing home had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This may be a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are preventable with better nursing care. These scores pulled down this nursing home's nursing rating significantly.

Short-term Care Quality

F
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Historical

Moving on to our fourth area, this facility really did not fare very well here either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this is really as as uninspiring as it gets. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Considering its grade in this area, we were not stunned to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 41 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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

Whispering Pines Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Provider
C
10.18%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who sustained falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B-
3.56%
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 considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A
0.6%
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 who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
5.26%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
D
33.22%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Provider
B
2.27%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Provider
C
95.32%
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 additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
C
20.07%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.

Provider
C
13.24%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.

Provider
C
2.09
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
A-
13.24
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
15.52
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
B
68.33%
State
C
61.02%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Longview Regional Medical Center 1.59 mi
2901 N Fourth St Longview Texas 75605
(903) 758-1818
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center 2 mi
700 E Marshall Ave Longview Texas 75601
(903) 927-6712
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fourth Street Dialysis 1.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
3101 North 4th St Suite B Longview Texas 75605
(903) 234-0112
Renal Treatment Center - Southeast Lp 2.38 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
3110 H G Mosley Pkwy Longview Texas 75605
(430) 240-8224
Trc Kilgore Dialysis Center 12.82 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
209 Hwy 42 North Kilgore Texas 75662
(903) 988-8200
Renal Care Group - Gilmer 19.49 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
812 Us Highway 271 N Gilmer Texas 75644
(903) 841-7000
Marshall Dialysis Center 19.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
1301 S Washington Marshall Texas 75670
(903) 935-1158