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Merkel Nursing Center in Merkel, TX


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Merkel Nursing Center is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Merkel, Texas ( Taylor county )

Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, their Phone Number, Activities, and Comparisons can be viewed below. Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews for Merkel Nursing Center are also available.

They have 65 beds and 44 residents (which would leave 21 beds available). Merkel Nursing Center participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Corporation ownership. They offer residential councils. They are not located inside of a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.



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MERKEL NURSING CENTER

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CMS Logo Overall Rating: 4/5 (Full Ratings Below)



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They are located at the following address: 1704 N 1st in Merkel Texas 79536.
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They can be reached by phone at (325) 928-5673.

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Nursing Home:
Merkel Nursing Center
Business Name:
Distinguished Health Care Inc.
CMS ID:
676053
Street Address:
1704 N 1ST
City:
MERKEL
State:
Texas
Zip Code:
79536
Phone #:
(325) 928-5673
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Residential Councils
Special Focus:
No
Continuing Care:
No

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The average age at Merkel Nursing Center is approximately 86 years old.



Percentage of patients at Merkel Nursing Center with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
47.368%
Alzheimer's
73.684%
Asthma
15.789%
Cancer
10.526%
CHF
73.684%
COPD
31.579%
Depression
47.368%
Diabetes
31.579%
Hyperlipidemia
63.158%
IHD
73.684%
Osteoporosis
15.789%
RA or OA
68.421%
Schizophrenia
10.526%
Stroke
26.316%

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Overall Rating: 4 stars 4 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 4 stars 4 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 2 stars 2 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 3 stars 3 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 2 stars 2 star rn staff rating


Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Merkel Nursing Center began on Jun 01, 2005.


Services Provided by Merkel Nursing Center include:
Blood Admin
Clinical Labs
Dental Care
Dietary
Housekeeping
Mental Health
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physician
Physician Extender
Podiatry
Physical Therapy
Social Work
Speech Pathology
Therapeutic Activities
Therapeutic Qualified Activities
X-rays


Ownership Changes: 0
Medicaid ID: 4122
Financial Year End: 12-31
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): MUTUAL OF OMAHA
CMS Regional Office: Dallas
Area: Urban
Dually Certified Beds: 59
Multi-Facility Name: Distinguished Health Care

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The average length of stay at Merkel Nursing Center is approximately 48.1 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).


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Merkel Nursing Center provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
11.4 minutes
LPN / LVN
61.2 minutes
CNA
100.8 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.21 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 5.28 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Merkel Nursing Center. Read how FTE is defined.

Administration
2.29
CNAs
14.9
Food Service
7.24
Housekeeping
2.97
LPN / LVN
7.39
Nurse Training
0.69
Nurse Admin
1.14
Nursing Director
1.14
Other Staff
3.4
Qualified Activities
1
RNs
0.49
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Merkel Nursing Center in MERKEL, Texas has 65 beds compared to a Texas average of 109.11 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had 44 residents compared to a TX average of 72.04 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 67.69% occupancy rate compared to a Texas average of 66.03% and a national average of 81.38%.


Merkel Nursing Center's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    4 stars compared to a TX average of 2.65 and a National average of 3.31.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    4 stars compared to a TX average of 2.74 and a National average of 2.78.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    2 stars compared to a TX average of 1.57 and a National average of 2.89.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    3 stars compared to a TX average of 3.59 and a National average of 3.95.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    2 stars compared to a TX average of 1.59 and a National average of 3.05.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 3 for Merkel Nursing Center versus the TX average of 2.43 and a national average of 3.20.

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Number of Residents:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 44 vs. TX 72.04 vs. National 88.66
Number of Beds:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 65 vs. TX 109.11 vs. National 106.41
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 3 vs. TX 2.428 vs. National 2.99
CMS Overall Rating:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 4 vs. TX 2.65 vs. National 3.04

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