Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab is an average-sized nursing home located in Winnsboro, Texas. Featuring an overall score of B-, this is likely a decent facility. In our view, this place is a good fit for most people. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next section.
Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating was better than its overall score. In fact, we awarded it a B for its long-term care score. 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 quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
This facility's second best category grade came in the area of government inspections. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B. It actually outperformed most facilities in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate risk to resident health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category is short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In forming these short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Our last category is nursing, in which we gave this facility a B- in this category. In calculating our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Lastly, nursing grades also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 4.81% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 94.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This 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 gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehab, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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