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General Information

Legal Business NameSeton Family Of Hospitals
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareDecember 17, 2002 (14 years)
Capacity114
Residents77
Percent Occupied68%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Towers Nursing Home

Towers Nursing Home
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Texas Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

May 15, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionQuickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide food in a way that meets a resident's needs.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionSend unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.

May 14, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionOther fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.

July 31, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.

May 15, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a detailed, written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather, and missing residents.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep all essential equipment working safely.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionLet residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives.

May 14, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.

March 21, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Towers Nursing Home require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 25min
2hr 10min
ReportedExpected
CNA
45min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
35min
1hr 5min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 50min
3hr 50min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 20min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
98.8%
98.8%
90.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
98.6%
100.0%
87.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
35.7%
39.5%
46.3%
46.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
20.0%
20.0%
21.2%
22.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
26.3%
14.0%
14.5%
19.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
3.6%
6.4%
10.1%
8.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
2.7%
1.4%
2.9%
6.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Lose Too Much Weight
2.5%
0.0%
3.1%
6.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
5.5%
2.9%
0.0%
6.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Have Depressive Symptoms
5.4%
4.2%
7.4%
5.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
With a Urinary Tract Infection
2.7%
1.4%
1.5%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
5.7%
4.9%
1.8%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

64.3%
56.2%
73.0%
71.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
71.4%
47.6%
46.8%
71.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
50.0%
33.3%
-
16.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
-
-
4.5%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015TX
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened