With an address in Temple, Texas, William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home is one of seven available nursing homes in this city. Featuring an overall score of B+, this is a high quality facility. If you take a look at the other options in Temple, we are confident you will find this nursing home to be a better option than most nursing homes in the city. This facility is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - State
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspection category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given impressive scores in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, we awarded it one of our most elite scores in that area with a score of A-. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 81.818184 percent of its residents, which is somewhat lower than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a decent grade of C. This was this facility's weakest category. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most critical for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 93.69% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Temple, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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 B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Temple, Texas has 6 other nursing homes
- Baylor Scott & White Clinic - TempleAcute Care Hospitals 1.39 miles away2401 S 31st St Temple Texas 76508Voluntary non-profit - Private(254) 724-2111