Nursing Homes in Harlingen, TX- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of May 12, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The City Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Harlingen
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on May 12, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Harlingen has a total of 18 active skilled nursing facilities and 2,177 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Harlingen of 136,037, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 62.49 persons in Harlingen. There were 1,616 residents in nursing homes as May 12, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 74.23 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Harlingen has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Harlingen and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.24 0.38 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 1.93 1.92 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.94 0.99 / 0.88
All Staff 3.11 3.29 / 3.78

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for Texas.

COVID-19 Infections in Harlingen Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Harlingen there were a total of 0 new cases and 0 new deaths among residents for the week ending May 12, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Harlingen

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Harlingen Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Harlingen, TX. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Harlingen

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Harlingen based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Golden Palms Rehabilitation and Retirement
2101 TREASURE HILLS BLVD
HARLINGEN, TX
13.33
Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare
4301 S EXPRESSWAY 83
HARLINGEN, TX
10.00
Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1001 CENTRAL BLVD
BROWNSVILLE, TX
17.33
Sun Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
2902 S 77 SUNSHINE STRIP
HARLINGEN, TX
5.33
Fox Hollow Post Acute
310 AMERICA DRIVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX
12.00
Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Harli
820 CAMELOT DR
HARLINGEN, TX
24.00
Brownsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
320 LORENALY DR
BROWNSVILLE, TX
21.33
Treasure Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Cente
2204 PEASE ST
HARLINGEN, TX
22.00
Spanish Meadows
440 E RUBEN TORRES BLVD
BROWNSVILLE, TX
28.00
Retama Manor Nursing Center/raymondville
1700 S EXPRESSWAY 77
RAYMONDVILLE, TX
20.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Harlingen based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Valley Grande Manor
1212 S BRIDGE
WESLACO, TX
139.83
Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare
510 PAREDES LINE RD
BROWNSVILLE, TX
164.00
Weslaco Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
422 E 18TH ST
WESLACO, TX
28.67
Windsor Atrium
1814 ATRIUM PLACE
HARLINGEN, TX
40.67
Mesa Hills Post Acute
901 WILDROSE LN
BROWNSVILLE, TX
29.33
Harlingen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
3810 HALE ST
HARLINGEN, TX
21.33
Orchard Park Post Acute Nursing and Rehabilitation
721 AIRPORT DR
WESLACO, TX
19.33
Mid Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation
601 N MILE 2 WEST
MERCEDES, TX
23.33
Retama Manor Nursing Center/raymondville
1700 S EXPRESSWAY 77
RAYMONDVILLE, TX
20.00
Spanish Meadows
440 E RUBEN TORRES BLVD
BROWNSVILLE, TX
28.00

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