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Whispering Pines Lodge

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Whispering Pines Lodge's website

2131 Alpine Rd,
Longview TX 75601

(903) 757-8786

71.89% estimated occupancy 1

Whispering Pines Lodge is an average-sized facility in Longview, Texas. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally suggests some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Longview. The city has just three other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • 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

While we were fairly low on this facility overall, we awarded it a grade of A for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid facilities that had too many severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The second most favorable category we gave this nursing home in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our long-term care grades are based in part on a facility's amount of nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 99.35898 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we rated is short-term care. This facility was given a rock bottom grade of F in this area. Our short-term care ratings are important for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Given its weak score in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this facility offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Whispering Pines Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 4.84% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 93.69% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 17.58% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 13.47% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Whispering Pines Lodge, 66.29% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Longview, TX

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

Looking for more options? Longview, Texas has 3 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