Willow Creek Healthcare Centre is an average-sized nursing home located in Mount Vernon, Texas. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires quality marks in most areas. You could certainly do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Willow Creek Healthcare Centre
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility fared even better in our inspections category which is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. We awarded it an A+ for that area, which is one of our highest grades. Our inspection grades are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to this facility's list of strengths, it also was awarded a high-end long-term care grade. We gave them a strong grade of A- in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 82.828285 percent of its residents. This is slightly less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. Our nursing rating consists of a handful of datapoints, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides only 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below average. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in that category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willow Creek Healthcare Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care residents that suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 94.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' health.
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Willow Creek Healthcare Centre, 11.87 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 assess patient care during rehabilitation.