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

Data as of April 28, 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 Weslaco
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on April 28, 2024

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

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Weslaco has a total of 29 active skilled nursing facilities and 3,392 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Weslaco of 41,629, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 12.27 persons in Weslaco. There were 2,569 residents in nursing homes as April 28, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 75.74 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, Weslaco 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 Weslaco and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.30 0.38 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 1.93 1.92 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.97 0.99 / 0.88
All Staff 3.20 3.29 / 3.78

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

COVID-19 Infections in Weslaco 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 Weslaco there were a total of 0 new cases and 0 new deaths among residents for the week ending April 28, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Weslaco

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 Weslaco Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Weslaco, 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 Weslaco

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Weslaco 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
San Juan Nursing Home Inc
300 N NEBRASKA
SAN JUAN, TX
10.00
Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Edinb
1505 S CLOSNER
EDINBURG, TX
14.00
Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home
301 E YUMA AVE
MCALLEN, TX
30.67
Golden Palms Rehabilitation and Retirement
2101 TREASURE HILLS BLVD
HARLINGEN, TX
13.33
Windsor Arbor View
218 BALTIC
EDINBURG, TX
15.33
Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation
615 N WARE RD
MCALLEN, TX
22.67
Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare
4301 S EXPRESSWAY 83
HARLINGEN, TX
10.00
Mission Valley Nursing and Transitional Care
1200 S BRYAN RD
MISSION, TX
15.33
The Heights of Alamo
1214 S. ALAMO ROAD
ALAMO, TX
1.33
Sun Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
2902 S 77 SUNSHINE STRIP
HARLINGEN, TX
5.33

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

Facility Rating
Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
3201 N WARE RD
MCALLEN, TX
144.33
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Colonial Manor Advanced Rehab and Healthcare
1100 W MINNESOTA RD
PHARR, TX
131.50
Valley Grande Manor
1212 S BRIDGE
WESLACO, TX
139.83
Abri at Edinburg
4503 S SUGAR RD
EDINBURG, TX
54.00
Edinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
5215 S SUGAR RD
EDINBURG, TX
37.33
Mcallen Nursing Center
600 N CYNTHIA ST
MCALLEN, TX
99.67
Windsor Las Palmas Nursing and Rehabilitation Cent
1301 E QUEBEC AVE
MCALLEN, TX
26.00
Windsor Atrium
1814 ATRIUM PLACE
HARLINGEN, TX
40.67
Weslaco Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
422 E 18TH ST
WESLACO, TX
28.67
Harlingen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
3810 HALE ST
HARLINGEN, TX
21.33

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