Search by City, Name, Zip, etc

Merkel Nursing Center in Merkel, TX

Merkel Nursing Center is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Merkel, Texas (Taylor county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Merkel Nursing Center includes: Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.


Nursing Home Activities Image 2

They have 66 beds and a daily average of 37.0 residents (which would leave,on average, 29 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 a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.


Merkel Nursing Center received an overall rating from CMS of 3 stars compared to the TX average of 2.71 and a National average of 3.32. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.


Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Resident, Visitor, CMS Ratings
How would you rate your overall experience with:

Merkel Nursing Center?

Select a star to begin leaving your rating

CMS Logo Overall Rating: 3/5 (Full Ratings Below)


Additional Pages about Merkel Nursing Center:
Inspections Penalties Directions

Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Merkel Nursing Center Profile Overview
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
CMS Rating:
3 star overall rating
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Residential Councils
Special Focus:
Continuing Care:
No

Profile Links for Merkel Nursing Center:
Inspections Penalties Directions Medicare Ratings Staffing Comparison Senior Care Glossary

Contact Info Icon Phone, Directions, and Map

They are located at the following address: 1704 N 1st in Merkel Texas 79536.
Looking for directions or wish to see the surrounding area? Follow this link: Maps and Directions.
They can be reached by phone at (325) 928-5673.


Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

Review Icon Prices and Length of Stay

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).

Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Health and Demographics

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%

Resources Senior Care Dictionary Inspections Penalties Directions

Question Mark Icon Merkel Nursing Center COVID-19 Info

In total, which is not the number of currently infected patients, there have been 41 resident cases and 15 staff cases of confirmed COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) according to reporting from CMS.

In our most recent data (Week 50 - which ended on: May 2) they reported 0 new cases.


Click to view Merkel and Merkel Nursing Center COVID-19 Weekly Totals

Activities and Services Icon Additional Care Home Services & Info

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

General Information Icon Staff Size

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

Registered Nurse
16.8 minutes
LPN / LVN
69 minutes
CNA
122.4 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.42 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 9.96 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
Ratings Icon Medicare and Medicaid Ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 3 stars 3 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: 1 stars 1 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 2 stars 2 star rn staff rating

Long Term Stay Rating: 1 stars 1 star rn staff rating

Short Term Stay Rating: 2 stars 2 star rn staff rating


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

See How the Overall Rating is CalculatedView Texas's Top Lists View All Merkel Nursing Homes Ratings Icon Ratings Comparison
Seniors in a Group Circle

Merkel Nursing Center in MERKEL, Texas has 66 beds compared to the Texas average of 110.61 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had a daily average of 37.0 residents compared to the TX average of 70.25 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 56.06% daily average occupancy rate compared to the Texas average of 63.51% and a national average of 81.38%.


Merkel Nursing Center's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    3 stars compared to the TX average of 2.71 and a National average of 3.32.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    4 stars compared to the TX average of 2.77 and a National average of 2.77.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    2 stars compared to the TX average of 1.74 and a National average of 3.14.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    1 stars compared to the TX average of 3.2 and a National average of 3.62.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    2 stars compared to the TX average of 1.63 and a National average of 3.15.
  6. Long Term Stay Rating:
    1 stars compared to the TX average of 3.23 and a National average of 3.33.
  7. Short Term Stay Rating:
    1 stars compared to the TX average of 2.76 and a National average of 3.12.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 2.14 for Merkel Nursing Center versus the TX average of 2.58 and a national average of 3.20.

You may also be interested in seeing how their inspections and penalties (fines and payment denials) match up with others at the following links:

Inspection Results Penalty Enforcements

Inspection Magnifying Glass Icon Visual / Graphical Comparisons for Merkel Nursing Center
Number of Residents:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 37.0 vs. TX 70.25 vs. National 86.40
Number of Beds:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 66 vs. TX 110.61 vs. National 106.16
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 2.14 vs. TX 2.5771428571429 vs. National 3.20
CMS Overall Rating:
MERKEL NURSING CENTER 3 vs. TX 2.71 vs. National 3.32
Question Mark Icon Ownership, Operational, and Management for Merkel Nursing Center
OrganizationRole
Distinguished Health Care Inc.5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Jones, Stormie5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Review Icon Compare Merkel Nursing Center

Compare Merkel Texas Nursing Homes and Facilities


There are 4 Cities within 30 miles of 79536 Merkel, TX with Skilled Nursing Facilities

Abilene Merkel Sweetwater Winters

Search Nursing Homes and SNFs by State

Click to Browse by State or View Nursing Homes in Texas


Learn more about Merkel Nursing Center

Inspection Results Penalty Enforcements Maps and Directions


Still looking for the right senior care match? Please consider trying our custom search box below. We also offer listings for assisted living facilities, home health care and aides, adult day care services, and more. Search by city, zip code, services, required care (alzheimer's, hospice, dialysis, etc) or any other key term you are interested in. Thanks for stopping by!


Our Profiles are long!
Here are a few links to sections you may have missed or wish to review again:

Resident Ratings Wellness Area Map Staffing Medicare Ratings Comparison


Find our profile for Merkel Nursing Center helpful? Consider sharing it!
Facebook Twitter Pinterest


Or perhaps you'd like to view all Nursing Homes in Merkel or Texas:
Nursing Homes Texas Merkel