Despite Staffing crisis, long term care facilities in Texas improving

January 22, 2018


Contact: Jim Suydam, 512-542-9955


Despite staffing crisis, long term care facilities in Texas improving

State association commends providers for accomplishing national quality goals, urges lawmakers to support them

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) — The Texas Health Care Association today recognized 57 long term care facilities across the state for meeting national goals to improve their quality of care. Each facility met at least four of eight goals set by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program, including reducing the use of antipsychotic medications, reducing rehospitalizations or improving levels of customer satisfaction.

“This recognition was hard-earned by the frontline staff who dedicate themselves to their residents,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “Long term care facilities in Texas continue to do more with less every day. Just imagine what they could do with adequate support from the state.”

Texas nursing homes struggle with one of the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rates in the nation. This keeps wages low for nurses and other frontline staff, and is responsible for turnover rates of more than 90 percent a year that nursing homes across the state struggle with every day.

Launched in 2012 by AHCA/NCAL, the quality initiative serves as a national e­ffort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals.

“This achievement overall represents not only improvement on a set of quality measures in these centers, but also significant improvements in outcomes among the elderly they serve, such as fewer hospitalizations, more discharges back to the community, and stopping the use of antipsychotics that can be harmful,” said Dr. David Gifford, AHCA/NCAL senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs. “We applaud these organizations for making a difference in the lives of their patients and residents.”

Program achievers will be honored at the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit in New Orleans, March 12-14, 2018. For more information about the quality initiative, skilled nursing centers can visit the AHCA website.

The 57 Texas long term care facilities to be recognized for their achievements through the Quality Initiative Recognition Program are:

Avalon Place/Trinity Trinity TX
Baybrooke Village Care and Rehabilitation Center McKinney TX
Brentwood Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Paris TX
Briarcliff Health Center of Tyler Tyler TX
Brookdale Lakeway Lakeway TX
Brookdale Place Willowbrook Houston TX
Brookdale Westlake Hills Austin TX
Brownfield Rehabilitation and Care Center Brownfield TX
Burleson Saint Joseph Manor Caldwell TX
Chisholm Trail Nursing and Rehabilitation Lockhart TX
Creekside Terrace Rehabilitation Belton TX
Cross Timbers Rehabilitation and Health Care Canter Flower Mound TX
Cuero Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Cuero TX
Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Elgin TX
Garnet Hill Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Wylie TX
Granbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Granbury TX
Gulf Health Care Center Port Arthur TX
Hallettsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Hallettsville TX
Harlingen Nursing and Rehabilitation Harlingen TX
Heartland Health Care Center Fort Worth TX
Heartland of San Antonio San Antonio TX
Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village Corsicana TX
Heritage Plaza NC Texarkana Texarkana TX
Holmgreen Center at Trinity Towers Corpus Christi TX
Mira Vista Court Fort Worth TX
Mission Nursing Home Mission TX
Monument Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center La Grange TX
Normandy Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center San Antonio TX
Oakland Manor Nursing Center Giddings TX
Oakmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Katy TX
Park Manor of Conroe Conroe TX
Pathways Memory Care at Villa Toscana Houston TX
Pine Grove Nursing Center Center TX
Querencia at Barton Creek Austin TX
Retama Manor Nursing Center Weslaco TX
Reunion Plaza Senior Care Center Tyler TX
Reunion Plaza Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center Texarkana TX
Ridgecrest Retirement and Health Care Community Waco TX
S.P.J.S.T. Senior Living Community Taylor TX
San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care Center Round Rock TX
SCC at Valley Grande Brownsville TX
The Heights of Gonzales Gonzales TX
The Heights of Tyler Tyler TX
The Homestead of Sherman Sherman TX
The Renaissance at Kessler Park Dallas TX
The Villages on MacArthur Irving TX
Town East Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Mesquite TX
Treviso Transitional Care Longview TX
Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home Amarillo TX
Villa Toscana at Cypress Woods Houston TX
West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Houston TX
Whitehall Nursing Center Crockett TX
William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home Temple TX
Windsor Atrium Harlingen TX
Windsor Quail Valley Post Acute Healthcare Center Missouri City TX
Winfield Nursing Center Crockett TX
Yorktown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Yorktown TX


About THCA
Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long term care association in Texas. THCA’s membership is comprised of several hundred licensed nonprofit and for-profit skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), specialized rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities in Texas. These facilities provide comprehensive, around-the-clock nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitative and specialized medical programs. THCA also represents more than 190 long term care businesses that provide products and services to the state’s approximately 2,850 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. To learn more, visit or connect with THCA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,500 nonprofit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, subacute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit or